As automakers get a break on fuel economy and emissions rules, a study released today says the cost of meeting those standards in 2025 is likely being overstated by as much as 40 percent in current debate.
Commercial airlines can significantly reduce pollution by using biofuels, according to a NASA study that found biofuel-powered jet engines reduces particle emissions in their exhaust by as much as 50 to 70 percent.
Several new innovations, including a lightweight carbon fiber composite subframe, electrified work trucks and biofuel made from wastewater can help corporate fleets reduce emissions and meet fuel economy regulations.
In a move intended to save automakers’ money, the EPA and the Department of Transportation on Wednesday announced they will revisit the Obama administration’s rule that finalized standards to increase fuel economy to the equivalent of 54.5 mpg for cars and light-duty trucks by model year 2025.
In a project that could help major corporations reducing shipping fuel costs and emissions, Shell, Maersk Tankers, Norsepower and the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) are collaborating to test wind-powered technology on a product tanker vessel.