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Why China will beat U.S. in electric-car battle: urgency, regulations

Why China will beat U.S. in electric-car battle: urgency, regulations

As the electric-vehicle market matures and more global automakers commit to building battery-powered cars, one driving force has emerged to lead the pack. With apologies to the title of a comedy from half a century ago ... The Chinese Are Coming. That's the assertion made by old China hand Michael... read more

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EPA administrator Scott Pruitt  [photo from 2014]

EPA chief Scott Pruitt: 'environmentalism' is use rather than preservation

EPA head Scott Pruitt will likely go down as one of the most controversial agency chiefs in that agency's history of almost 50 years. The former Oklahoma attorney general... read more November 22, 2017 by


 
Site of new California Air Resources Board headquarters, Riverside, CA, Oct 2017

CARB steps up shadow-EPA role with new building, vehicle testing lab

For 45 years, the Environmental Protection Agency has been charged with protecting the U.S. from pollution in its air, water, and land. Under the Trump Administration, its... read more November 16, 2017 by


 
EPA administrator Scott Pruitt  [photo from 2014]

EPA head: new report that climate change is manmade has 'no bearing' on plans to end climate action

When top U.S. scientists released the fourth National Climate Assessment, it spelled out one blunt conclusion: human activity in releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere... read more November 13, 2017 by


 
Eiffel Tower in Paris, France (photo by Rijin, via Wikimedia Commons)

EU to slash vehicle carbon emissions one third more from 2021 through 2030

Europe already has tough standards for reducing carbon-dioxide emissions in current and future vehicles. Now they're going to get significantly tougher between 2021 and 2030... read more November 10, 2017 by


 
Global carbon dioxide emissions, 1850-2030 [CO2 Information Analysis Center, World Energy Outlook]

Climate change all manmade, say actual scientists: awkward for Trump science deniers

When the Environmental Protection Agency quietly issued its new four-year plan in mid-October, the phrase "climate change" did not appear anywhere in the 38-page document. It... read more November 6, 2017 by


 
Mercedes BlueEfficiency four-cylinder diesel

Those fuel-efficient diesels? Actually worse on lifetime CO2, study says

Diesel-powered cars have enjoyed a comfortable market share in Europe for decades, but their decline in popularity continues following numerous diesel-emission cheating... read more November 1, 2017 by


 
Bugatti Chiron Scale Engine and Gearbox

When will U.S. ban sales of new cars with engines? Poll results

Presuming China sticks to its statement that it will ban sales of new vehicles with combustion engines in some future year, the auto industry is facing a very different... read more October 31, 2017 by


 
W116 Mercedes-Benz S Class (1972 to 1980)

European bans on vehicles with engines should exempt collector cars: study

Numerous European countries have rolled out target years in which they plan to ban the sale of new cars powered by internal-combustion engines. At the same time, many... read more October 27, 2017 by


 
Semi trailer

EPA to axe rule banning older, dirtier diesel engines in new trucks: report

The EPA recently announced it will roll back the Clean Power Plan, one of former President Obama's milestone efforts to fight climate change, and now the agency plans to axe... read more October 26, 2017 by


 
Amsterdam, the Netherlands [Image: Flickr user _dChris]

Sales of cars with engines proposed to end in The Netherlands by 2030

European countries continue to assess more aggressive policies that favor or mandate zero-emission vehicles to move away from fossil fuels for transportation. Last year, a... read more October 17, 2017 by


 
Paris, by Flickr user Alexandre Dulaunoy (Used under CC License)

Ahead of France, Paris to phase out internal-combustion engines by 2030

France followed two other European countries—Norway and the Netherlands—with a plan to ban the sale of new cars powered by gasoline and diesel by 2040. While the... read more October 13, 2017 by


 
Toyota 'Project Portal' proof-of-concept hydrogen fuel-cell powered semi tractor, for Port of LA

Toyota to study Mirai-derived fuel-cell tech for heavy-duty trucks

Toyota announced on Thursday that it will begin testing in two California ports a hydrogen fuel-cell heavy-duty truck adapted from the Toyota Mirai's powertrain for drayage... read more October 12, 2017 by


 
Coal trains by Flickr user Kimon Berlin (Used under CC License)

EPA to roll back Obama-era greenhouse gas policies on coal power plants

EPA head Scott Pruitt told miners in Kentucky on Monday that he intends to begin dismantling former President Barack Obama's signature climate-change agenda effort to curb... read more October 9, 2017 by


 
California state capitol, Sacramento

Bill could ban gasoline-car sales in California by 2040

California, long a leader in emission reduction and electric-car incentives, may be ready to take the next big step: a full ban on the sale of new cars powered by gasoline or... read more October 9, 2017 by


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

Comment period ends tomorrow on EPA proposal to loosen emission limits on cars

The period for public comments on the EPA's proposed reconsideration of finalized rules to cut emissions of the climate-change gas carbon dioxide from light-duty vehicles... read more October 4, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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