Exxon Sets a 2050 Goal for Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The target does not account for the climate impact of its customers and suppliers, leaving the company lagging the commitments of some of its rivals.

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For the Climate, Biden Must Be More Aggressive in Ending New Truck and Bus Emissions

To meet his climate goals, the president must clean up these carbon-spewing vehicles. 

#air-pollution, #buses, #california, #canada, #china, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environment, #environmental-defense-fund, #environmental-protection-agency, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #fedex-corporation, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #germany, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #labor-and-jobs, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #organized-labor, #quebec-province-canada, #respiratory-diseases, #states-us, #united-parcel-service-inc, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walmart-stores-inc

Biden ‘Over-Promised and Under-Delivered’ on Climate. Now, Trouble Looms in 2022.

Mounting challenges will make the coming months critical for the president’s environmental agenda, analysts say.

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E.P.A. Announces Tighter Auto Pollution Rules

Under the new plan, designed to reduce planet-warming tailpipe emissions, new vehicles would be required to average 55 miles per gallon starting in 2026.

#automobiles, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carbon-dioxide, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environmental-protection-agency, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline

Can Hydrogen Save The Airline Industry’s Fuel Challenges? It’s Got a Way to Go.

Small, experimental hydrogen-powered planes are paving the way for net-zero carbon aviation by 2050. But the route is rocky.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #batteries, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #future-of-transportation, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hydrogen

How Roundabouts Help Lower Carbon Emissions

An Indiana city has the most roundabouts in the country. They’ve saved lives and reduced injuries from crashes — and lowered carbon emissions.

#brainard-james, #carbon-dioxide, #carmel-ind, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #roads-and-traffic, #transportation, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

India’s Toxic Air Pollution Prompts Supreme Court to Act

Schools and factories close. India’s Supreme Court blasts the government’s do-nothing response. But Delhi residents continue to suffer from the bad air.

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6 Automakers and 30 Countries Say They’ll Phase Out Gasoline Car Sales

Ford, G.M. and Mercedes agreed to work toward selling only zero-emissions vehicles by 2040. But Toyota, Volkswagen and Nissan-Renault did not join the pledge.

#air-pollution, #automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #united-nations

6 Automakers and 31 Countries Say They’ll Phase Out Gasoline Car Sales

Ford, G.M. and Mercedes agreed to work toward selling only zero-emissions vehicles by 2040. But Toyota, Volkswagen and Nissan-Renault did join the pledge.

#air-pollution, #automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #united-nations

Even as Biden Pushes Clean Energy, He Seeks More Oil Production

President Biden acknowledged “it seems like an irony” that he is asking energy-rich nations to boost oil production as he implores the world to tackle climate change.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #solar-energy, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-economy, #wind-power

Leaf Blowers Destroy the Environment

Nearly everything about how Americans “care” for their lawns is deadly, but these machines exist in a category of environmental hell all their own.

#fuel-emissions-transportation, #gardens-and-gardening, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #lawns

The Glasgow Climate Change Summit’s Global Stakes

At the upcoming climate summit in Scotland, the goal is to avoid catastrophe.

#carbon-dioxide, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #intergovernmental-panel-on-climate-change, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #weather

Trams, Cable Cars, Electric Ferries: How Cities Are Rethinking Transit

Urban transportation is central to the effort to slow climate change. It can’t be done by just switching to electric cars. Several cities are starting to electrify mass transit.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #bergen-norway, #berlin-germany, #bogota-colombia, #buses, #cable-cars-and-trams, #colombia, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #europe, #ferries, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #norway, #transit-systems

Ford’s Truck of the Future Looks Pretty Familiar

A compelling commercial to sell electric trucks leaves out planetary responsibility. Is this really good news?

#electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #trucks-and-trucking

Biden Outlines a Plan for Cleaner Jet Fuel. But How Clean Would It Be?

Some biofuels may contribute to greenhouse gas emissions in ways that can significantly reduce, and sometimes offset, their advantages over fossil fuels, studies have shown.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #bioenergy-and-biofuels, #energy-department, #environmental-protection-agency, #ethanol, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #united-states-politics-and-government

Building a More Sustainable Car, From Headlamp to Tailpipe

Vehicle makers shy away from traditional materials that are hard to recycle, like leather and plastics, and look to repurpose alternatives that still convey quality.

#ab-volvo, #audi-division-of-volkswagen-ag, #automobiles, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fiat-chrysler-automobiles-nv, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hummer-division-of-general-motors-corp, #luxury-goods-and-services, #polestar-performance-ab, #recycling-of-waste-materials

How Biden’s E.V. Plan Could Help Tesla and Squeeze Toyota

A push to increase sales of electric vehicles favors companies that already have all-electric cars on the market and could penalize those that don’t.

#automobiles, #batteries, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #europe, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #global-warming, #lucid-motors-inc, #stellantis-nv, #tesla-motors-inc, #toyota-motor-corp, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #volkswagen-ag

Europe Rolls Out Ambitious Climate Change Plan, but Obstacles Loom

The proposal would impose tariffs on some imports from countries with looser environmental rules. It would also mean the end of sales in the European Union of new gas- and diesel-powered cars in just 14 years.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #carbon-caps-and-emissions-trading-programs, #carbon-dioxide, #customs-tariff, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #energy-efficiency, #europe, #european-commission, #european-union, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-trade-and-world-market, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government

Summer Travel Post-Covid Has Arrived. Earth Can’t Handle It.

The travel industry wants to return to normal, but normal is not sustainable.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruises, #environment, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #steves-rick, #sustainable-living, #travel-and-vacations

Can Massive Cargo Ships Use Wind to Go Green?

Cargo vessels belch almost as much carbon into the air each year as the entire continent of South America. Modern sails could have a surprising impact.

#2021-climate-issue, #freight-cargo, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #sailboats-and-sailing, #ships-and-shipping, #wind-power

To Fight Climate Change, Replace Fossil Fuels at Home and Work

To slow global warming, we need to electrify vast parts of our economy and power it with clean energy.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #electric-light-and-power, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heating, #home-appliances, #labor-and-jobs, #united-states-economy

Flying and Climate: Airlines Under Pressure to Cut Emissions

The airline industry might not be able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for decades because most solutions are not yet viable.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #bioenergy-and-biofuels, #carbon-dioxide, #europe, #european-union, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #kirby-scott-1967, #neste-oyj, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #united-airlines, #united-states

Ford F-150 Lightning Is a Major New E.V. Contender

If it sells well, an electric version of the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. could help accelerate the move to electric vehicles.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #automobiles, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #dearborn-mich, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #ford-william-clay-jr, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #production, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks, #tesla-motors-inc, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Electric Pickups Could Make or Break Biden’s Infrastructure Plans

The transition to an electric-car future will be an uphill battle, with the president and Republicans in Congress at odds over his $4 trillion economic agenda.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #automobiles, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #infrastructure-public-works, #republican-party, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Crackdown on Emissions ‘Defeat Devices’ Has Amateur Racers Up in Arms

A recent court decision against a maker of aftermarket parts, coupled with the new possibility of criminal charges, has jolted an industry.

#air-pollution, #automobile-racing, #automobiles, #california-air-resources-board, #clean-air-act, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #specialty-equipment-market-association, #suits-and-litigation-civil

E-Commerce Mega-Warehouses, a Smog Source, Face New Pollution Rule

A plan aimed at the nation’s largest cluster of warehouses is designed to spur electrification of pollution-spewing diesel trucks and could set a template for restrictions elsewhere.

#air-pollution, #amazon-com-inc, #california, #e-commerce, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environment, #freight-cargo, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #long-beach-calif, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

E.V. Buying Guide: What to Know About Models, Batteries, Charging and More

Buying an electric car can be exciting and bewildering. Consider what kind of car you want and need and where you will charge.

#automobiles, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #content-type-service, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lucid-holdings-llc, #mercedes-benz, #musk-elon, #nissan-motor-co, #personal-finances, #rivian-automotive-llc, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #tesla-motors-inc, #united-states, #volkswagen-ag

People of Color Breathe More Hazardous Air. The Sources Are Everywhere.

Researchers uncovered stark disparities between white people and minorities across thousands of categories of pollution, including trucks, industry, agriculture and even restaurants.

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Gina McCarthy Leads Biden Climate Push

Gina McCarthy, Barack Obama’s E.P.A. chief, could only watch as the Trump administration dismantled her climate work. Now, she’s back with another chance to build a lasting legacy.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #environmental-protection-agency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #infrastructure-public-works, #mccarthy-gina, #united-states-politics-and-government

Trump Abandoned the Climate. This Is Biden’s Moment.

The new president has promised to take the lead on climate. His plan does not disappoint.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #solar-energy, #wind-power

It Looks Like a Vespa, Rides Like a Vespa, but Doesn’t Smell Like a Vespa

An Irish mechanic in London has developed a kit to transform classic Italian scooters into clean-riding electric machines.

#batteries, #chubb-john, #content-type-personal-profile, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #london-england, #mccart-niall, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters, #piaggio-spa, #retrospective-scooters-london-england

How Volkswagen’s Sins Fueled Its Redemption

In the aftermath of a diesel scandal five years ago, executives made a commitment to electric vehicles that now is paying off.

#automobiles, #chattanooga-tenn, #diess-herbert, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #saxony-germany, #volkswagen-ag, #wolfsburg-germany

New EPA Head, Michael Regan, Says Agency Has Climate Regulations Underway

Michael Regan says the E.P.A. is already working on new rules to control planet-warming emissions from cars and power plants.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #environmental-protection-agency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #regan-michael-s-1976, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-states-politics-and-government

New E.P.A. Head Says Agency Has Climate Regulations Underway

Michael Regan says the E.P.A. is already working on new rules to control planet-warming emissions from cars and power plants.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #environmental-protection-agency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #regan-michael-s-1976, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-states-politics-and-government

Do You Really Need to Fly?

Videoconferencing is good enough to replace a lot of pointless business travel.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #business-travel, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #travel-and-vacations, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

How Green Are Electric Vehicles?

In short: Very green. But plug-in cars still have environmental effects. Here’s a guide to the main issues and how they might be addressed.

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The City Where Cars Are Not Welcome

As automakers promise to get rid of internal combustion engines, Heidelberg is trying to get rid of autos.

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Companies Say They Care About the Climate. Their Actions Fall Short.

Many big businesses have not set targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Others have weak goals.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #blackrock-inc, #boards-of-directors, #brazil, #carbon-dioxide, #carbon-disclosure-project-cdp, #cargill-inc, #corporations, #electric-light-and-power, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #google-inc, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #institutional-shareholder-services-inc, #levi-straussco, #microsoft-corp, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states

There’s One Big Problem With Electric Cars

They’re still cars. Technology can’t cure America of its addiction to the automobile.

#fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #infrastructure-public-works, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #tesla-motors-inc, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Auto Industry Bets Its Future on Batteries

Carmakers, government agencies and investors are pouring money into battery research in a global race to profit from emission-free electric cars.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #automobiles, #batteries, #china, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #europe, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #innovation, #lithium-metal, #start-ups, #tesla-motors-inc, #toyota-motor-corp, #united-states, #volkswagen-ag

G.M.’s Profits From Trucks and S.U.V.s Fuel Its Electric Quest

The automaker earned more than $6 billion last year — money that it will plow into the development of electric and autonomous vehicles.

#automobiles, #barra-mary-t, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #company-reports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #north-america, #tesla-motors-inc

The Daily: Joe Biden’s Climate Plan

The president has signed several executive orders for environmental policies since taking office. But the real work of reducing America’s emissions has just begun.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

G.M. and the Electric-Car Comeback

The end of the gasoline-powered car will transform the economy.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #automobiles, #barra-mary-t, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-efficiency, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #united-states

G.M. Announcement Shakes Up U.S. Automakers’ Transition to Electric Cars

Every carmaker is trying to figure out how to make the leap before governments force it and Tesla and other start-ups lure away drivers.

#automobiles, #barra-mary-t, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #dingell-deborah, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environmental-protection-agency, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #tesla-motors-inc, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #volkswagen-ag

G.M. Will Only Sell Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2035

The move, one of the most ambitious in the auto industry, is a piece of a broader plan by the company to become carbon neutral by 2040.

#automobiles, #barra-mary-t, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Even for Bargain Hunters, Green Cars Make Sense

Electric cars are an even better value than I understood when I first bought one.

#fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions

Restoring Environmental Rules Rolled Back by Trump Could Take Years

President Biden has promised to reinstate more than 100 rules and regulations aimed at environmental protection that his predecessor rolled back. It won’t happen overnight.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #environment, #environmental-protection-agency, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Buttigieg’s Climate Promises: What Could He Actually Do?

The Transportation Department, which holds sway over planes, trains and automobiles, faces limits on how it spends money. Still, here are five possible steps.

#air-pollution, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #automobiles, #buttigieg-pete-1982, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environment, #federal-aid-us, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #infrastructure-public-works, #law-and-legislation, #roads-and-traffic, #transit-systems, #transportation, #transportation-department-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Toyota to Pay a Record Fine for a Decade of Clean Air Act Violations

Toyota’s $180 million settlement with the federal government follows a series of emissions-related scandals in the auto industry.

#air-pollution, #automobiles, #energy-efficiency, #environment, #fines-penalties, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #manhattan-nyc, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #strauss-audrey-attorney, #toyota-motor-corp

A Plan by Eastern States to Cap Tailpipe Emissions Gets Off to a Slow Start

Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Washington, D.C., all announced they would join a cap-and-trade program for cars and trucks. But many bigger states have yet to join.

#automobiles, #carbon-caps-and-emissions-trading-programs, #environment, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #regional-greenhouse-gas-initiative