Tag Archives: Emissions

EU Votes to Slash Emissions, Setting up a Final Vote by Member States Next Week

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As we previously discussed in May, the European Commission has been considering proposals to significantly reduce CO2 emissions from vehicles.  The draft law for vehicles proposed CO2 reduction targets of 15 percent by 2025 and 30 percent by 2030, with 2021 as a baseline.  Last month, the Commission’s environment committee voted to increase the reduction … Continue reading this entry

European Commission Releases First Proposals for Truck CO2 Standards; Truck Industry Reacts

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On May 17, 2018, the European Commission released a legislative proposal for the first ever CO2 emissions standards for heavy duty vehicles in the European Union.  The EU has no current limits on CO2 emissions from heavy duty trucks, which according to Reuters “make up a quarter of all road transport emissions while making up … Continue reading this entry

EPA Rolls Back Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards for Auto Industry

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The Trump Administration has taken steps to roll back Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions standards applicable to most automobiles in the United States.  On April 2nd Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced plans to roll back an Obama Administration determination that left the Midterm Evaluation standards in place for the 2022-2025 GHG emission limits for … Continue reading this entry

Recently Introduced Bill Takes New Approach to Reach Familiar Goal in California

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Over the past decade, California has passed sweeping legislation to cut greenhouse emissions in its efforts to slash emissions by 80 percent from 1990 levels by 2050.  Phil Ting, a California Assemblymember, hopes his recently introduced bill can provide a huge boost to those efforts.… Continue reading this entry

Good Automotive Emissions News

There certainly has been plenty of bad emissions news in the past few months in the Automotive Industry. How about some good news? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently reported that “Automakers Beat Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Third Straight Year”. Moreover, overall fuel economy continued its record high level.… Continue reading this entry

EU Seeks to Balance Emissions Controls and Global Competitiveness

Sustainability Reporting Standards for the Automotive Industry
The European Union has placed a growing emphasis on climate change policies in recent years, and the week of June 15–19 marks the 10th annual European Union Sustainable Energy Week focusing on “sustainable mobility,” decarbonisation, and other energy topics. Earlier this year, the European Commission released its Energy Union proposal for the Paris Protocol, calling … Continue reading this entry

Industry Groups Petition EPA to Reconsider Approval of California’s Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEV) Program

By December 2012, with the approval of the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”), California was on the fast track to begin mandating the sale of zero-emission vehicles (“ZEVs”). Promulgated regulations require over 1.4 million ZEVs to be sold in California by 2025. Nine other states were hoping to implement similar ZEV programs. However, two industry giants … Continue reading this entry