Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Cummins, Daimler Trucks Prepare to Fight Climate Change

Freightliner eCascadia Freightliner eCascadia by DTNA

Independent engine maker Cummins Inc. along with Daimler Trucks & Buses, global corporations at the center of the U.S. commercial vehicle industry, are accelerating efforts to combat climate change with their products and at their plants.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Jacobs Prepares for Tougher Emissions Standards

Jacobs Vehicle Systems demo truck Jacobs Vehicle Systems

Jacobs Vehicle Systems is taking to the road to demonstrate its latest technologies directly to fleets and others as the company retools how it wants to be viewed — as a provider of emissions technology, not just the place for engine brakes.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 13, 2019
Business, Fuel

Coal State Pennsylvania Is Joining Carbon Market

Coal Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Pennsylvania, the heart of the U.S. shale-gas boom and one of the biggest coal-producing states, is joining a carbon market.

Christopher Martin | Bloomberg News
October 3, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

California Sues US to Regain Power Over Auto Emissions

Traffic on Golden Gate Bridge Traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

California is asking a federal court to prevent President Donald Trump from stripping the state of its power to set limits on auto emissions of greenhouse gases that are stricter than those of the national government.

September 20, 2019
Business, Technology

Daimler Faces Off With Green Groups In Berlin

Daimler Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News

Daimler AG’s head of sales, facing off with environmentalists at a heated meeting in Berlin, said the company is investing billions of euros to transform its product range to reach emissions targets.

Andrew Blackman | Bloomberg News
September 6, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

EPA Seeks to Abandon Regulation of Methane Leaks From Oil Wells

Methane Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The Trump administration is seeking to abandon regulations designed to stop methane leaks from oil and gas wells, a move opposed not just by environmentalists but even some energy companies that worry that it will undermine the appeal of natural gas as climate-friendly fuel.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Bloomberg News
August 29, 2019
Business, Technology

Hydrogen a Climate Alternative for Steel

Steel Martin Divisek/Bloomberg News

Steel could shed its reputation as a climate threat by using hydrogen instead of fossil fuels for as much as half of global output by 2050, according to BloombergNEF.

August 29, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Amazon, ExxonMobil Among Corporations Called Out Over Climate Transparency

Czarek Sokolowski/Associated Press, Exxon Mobil Corp. and Volvo are among more than 700 companies being targeted in a campaign backed by a large group of investors advocating for greater transparency when it comes to environmental impact.

Eric Roston | Bloomberg News
June 17, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

White House Rejects Carmaker Plea to Revisit California Emissions Regulation

Traffic travels eastbound on Interstate 80 in Berkeley, Calif. Traffic travels eastbound on Interstate 80 in Berkeley, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

The White House is rejecting a bid from domestic and foreign automakers to restart talks with California over vehicle emissions regulations.

June 7, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

Biodiesel, Mudflaps Help Improve Emissions

DPF installer A technician installs a retrofit diesel particulate filter. (TT file photo)

Although large gains have been made in cleaning up new diesel engines, nearly two-thirds of all commercial trucks don’t meet the latest emissions standards. As of 2017, some 36% of all commercial trucks (Classes 3-8) in the United States rely on the newest generation of diesel engines — a 6% increase over 2016, according to the Diesel Technology Forum, which cited the latest data.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
May 22, 2019