emissions

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
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

Truck, Engine Makers Refine Products to Meet 2021 GHG Emission Standards

Cummins X15 engine A Cummins X15 engine on display at a 2019 industry show. In October, Cummins announced the availability of its 2021 emission-compliant X12 and X15 series diesel engines. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Original equipment manufacturers and engine suppliers have found a variety of ways to meet the challenges posed by the 2021 Phase 2 standards for greenhouse gas emissions and fuel efficiency.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
November 16, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Panel Discusses What’s Ahead for Greener Diesel

Trucks fueling up Trucks fuel up at a Pilot Flying J in Virginia. (Peggy Smith/Transport Topics)

Diesel can play a central role for the transportation sector as it moves toward a more sustainable future, a panel of experts said.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 12, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

California Aims to End Sales of New Gas-Powered Cars, Trucks by 2035

California Gov. Gavin Newsom tours the Building Resilience Center in Paradise, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom urged state residents to "pull away from the gas pumps." (Carin Dorghalli/The Chico Enterprise-Record via AP)

California will aim to halt sales of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks by 2035, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Sept. 23, a move he says would cut greenhouse gas emissions by 35% in the nation’s most populous state.

Adam Beam | Associated Press
September 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Top 100

Walmart Aims to Eliminate Emissions From Its Fleet by 2040

Walmart is committing to cutting emissions from its truck fleet by 2040. Walmart is committing to cutting emissions from its truck fleet by 2040. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News)

Walmart Inc. on Sept. 21 outlined its goals to achieve zero-emission operations, which include fully converting its fleet to electric trucks.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 21, 2020

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