emissions

Government, Business, Fuel

Daimler’s Legal Risks Around Emissions Linger Ahead of Revamp

Mercedes-Benz logo. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News) Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News

Daimler AG shares have soared since the pandemic forced the Mercedes-Benz maker to postpone its annual shareholders’ meeting around this time a year ago. Its chairman’s swan song still will hit some low notes.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
March 30, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

EPA Steps Up Efforts to Catch Emissions Tampering

EPA enforcement alert

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is in its second year of a four-year enforcement effort to catch truckers who are installing emissions defeat devices or otherwise tampering with emissions systems.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 18, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Biden Unveils Sweeping Climate Plan, Moves to Rejoin Paris Pact

President Joe Biden speaks during the 59th presidential inauguration. President Joe Biden speaks during the 59th presidential inauguration in Washington on Jan. 20. (Patrick Semansky/Bloomberg News)

President Joe Biden signed sweeping actions to combat climate change hours after taking the oath of office, moving to rejoin the Paris accord and imposing a moratorium on oil leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

January 20, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Spending on Global Energy Transition Hits Record $500 Billion

An employee holds an electric charging plug at a refueling site in Hanover, Germany. (Alex Kraus/Bloomberg News)

The world spent a record $501.3 billion in 2020 on renewable power, electric vehicles and other technologies to cut the global energy system’s dependence on fossil fuels.

Josh Saul and William Mathis | Bloomberg News
January 19, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

For First Time in Five Years, US Gas Mileage Down, Emissions Up

A row of unsold 2020 pickup trucks sits at a Ram dealership in Colorado in December 2020. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press) A row of unsold 2020 pickup trucks sits at a Ram dealership in Colorado in December 2020. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

A new government report says gas mileage for new vehicles dropped and pollution increased in model year 2019 for the first time in five years.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
January 6, 2021
Business, Fuel

Exxon Reveals Petroleum Product Emissions Data for First Time

Vehicles refuel at an Exxon Mobil Corp. gas station in Houston on Oct. 28. (Callaghan O'Hare/Bloomberg News) Vehicles refuel at an Exxon Mobil Corp. gas station in Houston on Oct. 28. (Callaghan O'Hare/Bloomberg News)

Exxon Mobil Corp. released emissions data on customers’ use of its petroleum products for the first time after coming under pressure from investors.

Kevin Crowley | Bloomberg News
January 5, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Getting US to Zero Carbon May Cost $2.5 Trillion by 2030

A tanker truck drives past a Phillips 66 refinery in Borger, Texas. A tanker truck drives past a Phillips 66 refinery in Borger, Texas. Oil and gas job losses would be offset by opportunities in construction and in installing wind and solar power. (Angus Mordant/Bloomberg News)

It’s going to take $2.5 trillion in spending over the next decade to get the U.S. on a path to a carbon-free economy, but the transition will help to pay for itself, Princeton University researchers say.

December 15, 2020
Government, Business, TCA

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Names Liane Randolph for CARB Chair

Liane Randolph, then California Public Utilities Commissioner, listens during a January 2019 meeting. (AP) Liane Randolph, then California Public Utilities Commissioner, listens during a January 2019 meeting in San Francisco. (Jeff Chiu/Associated Press)

Gov. Gavin Newsom has named one of California’s utility-company regulators to lead the state agency that fights air pollution and climate change.

J.D. Morris | San Francisco Chronicle
December 10, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Biden Win Is Pressuring Carmakers to Unite on Tailpipe Rules

Traffic moves along Highway 101 in San Francisco, Calif., on Nov. 25. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News) Traffic moves along Highway 101 in San Francisco, Calif., on Nov. 25. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Carmakers that signed up for President Donald Trump’s battle with California over auto emissions are now being pressured to join a peace plan brought on by the election of Joe Biden.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
December 2, 2020
Government, Business

GM Pulls Support From Trump’s Battle With California on Emissions

GM CEO Mary Barra, left, attends the USMCA signing ceremony at the White House on Jan. 29. GM CEO Mary Barra, left, attends the USMCA signing ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House on Jan. 29. GM previously supported President Trump revoking California's ability to set tougher emissions standards. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co. will withdraw from the legal battle between the Trump administration and California officials over the state’s authority to set automobile emissions rules, a major shift in the contentious fight that has fractured the industry.

November 23, 2020

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