carbon emissions

Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Diesel Rises 1.3¢ to $3.055 a Gallon

Diesel fuel Regional diesel prices broke even, climbing in five areas and falling in five others. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. average retail price of diesel rose 1.3 cents to $3.055 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported July 8. Crude slid to less than $58 a barrel, then rebounded later in the week to just above $60.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 8, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Oberon Receives Grant to Produce Ultra-Low-Carbon Transport Fuel

Oberon Fuels announced it received a $2.9 million grant from the California Energy Commission to produce for the first time in the United States renewable dimethyl ether, a clean-burning, ultra-low-carbon transportation fuel.

June 14, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Senate Panel Advances Diesel Emissions Legislation

exhaust from diesel truck Getty Images

Legislation that aims to facilitate emissions reduction from diesel engines was easily approved April 10 by the committee that oversees surface transportation policy in the U.S. Senate.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 11, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

CO2 Caps Coming for Trucks in European Union

EU Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg News

European Union negotiators agreed to impose caps on carbon dioxide from trucks for the first time, stepping up the fight against climate change with a challenge to manufacturers such as Daimler AG.

Jonathan Stearns | Bloomberg News
February 19, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Appeals Court Rejects Challenge to California’s Low-Carbon Fuel Standard

Trucks on Interstate 905 in San Diego Trucks on Interstate 905 in San Diego. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

An appeals court has rejected a challenge by a group of trade and energy organizations to block California’s low-carbon fuel standard aimed at reducing the rate of greenhouse gas emissions in the state’s transportation sector.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 24, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Petroleum Industry Meeting World Demand While Polluting Less, Institute Reports

The Royal Dutch Shell Plc Norco Refinery at night in Norco, La. Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The U.S. petroleum industry is meeting record world demand while decreasing the amount of carbon emissions released into the skies, but challenges lie ahead if it hopes to maintain that momentum, according to the American Petroleum Institute’s annual report, “State of American Energy 2019.”

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 14, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Fleet Management, Technology Deemed Essential for Cutting Freight Emissions

Sophie Punte Sophie Punte of the Smart Freight Centre cited better fleet management and logistics planning as key strategies for reducing freight emissions. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Global efforts to improve freight efficiency and reduce carbon emissions will require a multifaceted approach that includes not only vehicle technology, but also better fleet management and capacity utilization, experts said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 19, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

Expectations of Trucking Rise Amid Changing Climate

Trucks on highway Ben Margot/AP

Proposals by a growing number of regulators and advocacy groups would have the trucking industry assume a larger role in advancing efforts to continue cleaning up the environment.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 19, 2018
Government, Fuel

Trudeau Imposes Carbon Tax, With Rebates, on Four Provinces

Coal Plant Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Justin Trudeau is imposing a carbon tax on provinces that have balked at implementing their own, doubling down on what is set to be a core fight of Canada’s next election.

October 23, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Industry Money Pours Into Fight Over Washington Carbon Fee

Petroleum plant Ted S. Warren/Associated Press

A campaign bankrolled by the oil industry has raised $20.46 million to defeat a carbon-pollution fee on the ballot in Washington state aiming at tackling climate change.

Phuong Le | Associated Press
September 28, 2018