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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
Business, Fuel, Top 100

Walmart Cuts 230 Million Tons of Emissions, With Supplier Help

A Walmart truck in front of the company's fulfillment center in Bethlehem,  Pa.  (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News) A Walmart truck in front of the company's fulfillment center in Bethlehem, Pa. Walmart's report says it will maximize the sustainability of its fleet. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News)

Walmart Inc. has cut 230 million metric tons of greenhouse gases out of its supply chain in the past three years, putting the world’s largest retailer on track to achieve its 2030 emissions goal.

Emily Chasan | Bloomberg News
August 26, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Daimler to Pay $2.2 Billion to Settle US Diesel Issues

The Mercedes-Benz trident logo. Mercedes-Benz trident logo decal badges sit on a tray on the assembly line at the automaker's factory in Germany, operated by Daimler AG. (Michaela Handrek-Rehle/Bloomberg News)

Daimler AG will pay about $2.2 billion to settle U.S. diesel-emissions issues in the latest fallout from years of closer regulatory scrutiny on vehicle pollution.

August 13, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

EPA’s National NOx Proposal Headed for Another Delay

truck exhaust pipe Chmiel/Getty Images

There is mounting evidence that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s low oxides of nitrogen proposed rule, already months behind schedule, will not be completed until after the November elections, according to trucking industry and environmental group sources.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Ducted Fuel Injection Shows Promise for Diesel

ducted fuel injection This image, taken by an in-piston camera, shows the effect of ducted fuel injection on the level of soot in a diesel flame. (Sandia National Laboratory)

Researchers have developed a promising yet surprisingly simple modification to diesel engines that could hold the key to reducing the complexity, maintenance, and size and weight of emission aftertreatment systems.

John Baxter | Special to Transport Topics
July 17, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Volkswagen Risks Diesel Claims Across EU After Court Ruling

An employee uses a power tool to secure the suspension system near the exhaust on the rear of a VW Golf GTI automobile in Wolfsburg, Germany, in March 2018. An employee uses a power tool to secure the suspension system near the exhaust on the rear of a VW Golf GTI automobile in Wolfsburg, Germany, in March 2018. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

Volkswagen AG vehicle owners can sue the carmaker over diesel-emission manipulation anywhere in the European Union, the bloc’s top court said in its first ruling on the scandal.

Stephanie Bodoni | Bloomberg News
July 9, 2020
Business, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Amazon Aviation Fuel Deal Adds to Demand for Lower-Emissions Alternatives

A Boeing 737 Prime Air cargo plane sits on display in Paris, France, in June 2019. A Boeing 737 Prime Air cargo plane sits on display in Paris, France, in June 2019. (Jason Alden/Bloomberg News)

Amazon.com Inc. will buy an aviation fuel blend made from used fats, oils and greases over the next 12 months as it searches for ways to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of its growing air cargo operations.

Benjamin Romano | The Seattle Times
July 9, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

House Climate Change Plan Tackles Heavy-Duty Equipment at Ports

Port of New York and New Jersey Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

House Democrats say Congress should increase funding for programs at EPA and the Department of Energy to reduce emissions from equipment at ports.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 1, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

House Democrats Will Call for 100% Clean Cars by 2035

A charging plug is connected to an electric vehicle. A charging plug is connected to an electric vehicle. (Dania Maxwell/Bloomberg News)

House Democrats on June 30 will issue an ambitious plan to combat climate change, a move intended to reassure their base of supporters but that’s sure to inflame opponents on the right.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
June 29, 2020

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