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Gasoline-Powered Cars Eyed for Emissions Overages in CA

Gasoline-Powered Cars Eyed for Emissions Overages in CA

Businesses that operate gasoline-powered fleets in CA will want to keep an eye on a review being conducted by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The environmental agency is looking at whether some gasoline-powered vehicles are emitting too much pollution. The California Air Resources Board is also pushing manufacturers to … Read more »

Spurred by Consumer Demand, Carlsberg Pledges to Reduce Water Use by 50%, Reach Zero Emissions

Spurred by Consumer Demand, Carlsberg Pledges to Reduce Water Use by 50%, Reach Zero Emissions

Beer brewer Carlsberg Group conducted an analysis of water risk in conjunction with WWF and has set a new goal of reducing water usage at its breweries by 50% by 2030. Reaching the goal will require “technological breakthroughs at brewery level” as well as collaborations with partners in high-risk catchment … Read more »

Fiat Chrysler to Modify 100,000 Vehicles, Strives to Reach Settlement w/EPA

Fiat Chrysler to Modify 100,000 Vehicles, Strives to Reach Settlement w/EPA

Fiat Chrysler (FCA), attempting to reach a settlement with US regulators following studies that show the automaker installed emissions-cheating software, has said that it will modify around 100,000 diesel vehicles. While the situation is similar to the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal, FCA is unlikely to have to pay as much as that company, … Read more »

Chrysler Tries to Get Dodge Ram Emissions Case Dismissed

Chrysler Tries to Get Dodge Ram Emissions Case Dismissed

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has filed a motion to dismiss an emissions lawsuit that claims Dodge Ram trucks emit illegal levels of nitrogen oxides, which the car company has allegedly covered up with the use of “defeat devices” during emissions testing. Cummins, an engine manufacturer used by Chrysler, is also listed as a defendant. … Read more »

VW Beginning to Face Serious Cash-flow Consequences of Emissions-Cheating Scandal

VW Beginning to Face Serious Cash-flow Consequences of Emissions-Cheating Scandal

An “unprecedented cash drain” as a result of Volkswagen’s emissions-cheating scandal has required the automaker to strip costs and revive returns at its largest division, the VW brand (via Bloomberg). Despite the lingering fallout from Volkswagen AG’s emissions-cheating scandal, the automaker is reporting a sharp rise in first-quarter profit, according to … Read more »

Salesforce Achieves Net-Zero Emissions, Improves Greenpeace Standings

Salesforce Achieves Net-Zero Emissions, Improves Greenpeace Standings

Cloud computing company Salesforce has achieved net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, more than 30 years ahead of schedule, the company announced. Salesforce achieved this in part by executing two 12-year renewable energy agreements in the last year and supporting sustainable development projects through the purchase of high-quality carbon credits, the company … Read more »

NY Farming Industry Nabs State Cash to Reduce Emissions, Save Water

NY Farming Industry Nabs State Cash to Reduce Emissions, Save Water

Individual farms in central New York, the Finger Lakes and the Hudson Valley regions are receiving grants to assist them on initiatives  geared toward reducing methane emissions and improving water efficiency, according to the Associated Press. The office of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the grants for the state, … Read more »

Carbon Emissions Trading Scheme Upheld in CA

Carbon Emissions Trading Scheme Upheld in CA

California’s cap-and-trade system, which allows companies to purchase carbon credits through an auction or a secondary market, is not an illegal tax, a state appeals court has found. The system, because of voluntary participation and the purchase of a specific thing of value, preclude a finding that the auction system … Read more »

CCS Could Be Hit With Large Risk Premiums by Insurers, Shell Says

Insurance companies wary of the carbon capture technology could hit power plants storing emissions with large risk premiums, Shell said in a document posted on the UK Department of  Energy and Climate Change website. The document, which was initially reported by Bloomberg, outlines Shell’s insurance strategy for its carbon capture … Read more »

China to Cap Coal Use in 2020

China plans to set a cap on coal consumption in 2020 as part of its efforts to achieve a recently announced goal of having carbon dioxide emissions peak by 2030. According to the New York Times, the State Council, China’s cabinet, released details of an energy strategy last week that … Read more »

Mercedes Tops List of Automakers Distorting Fuel Economy

Mercedes Tops List of Automakers Distorting Fuel Economy

Mercedes is the leader at manipulating the way vehicles are tested, producing official fuel economy figures in labs that cannot be replicated in the real world, according to a report by Transport & Environment. The report analyzes real-world fuel consumption by motorists that highlights the abuses by carmakers of the … Read more »

Bay Area Lawmakers May Force Refinery Emission Cuts

San Francisco Bay Area lawmakers are moving forward with rules that would cut emissions at refineries as much as 20 percent, in a move that the industry worries may cut operational flexibility, according to SFGate. One rule proposed by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District board last week would … Read more »