Latest Emission standard Stories

2006-08-29 05:58:08

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European and Asian auto makers must do more to meet voluntary targets to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new cars or face possible legislative action, the European Union's executive said on Tuesday. The European Commission said average CO2 emissions from new cars in the 15 "old" EU member states in 2004 were down 12.4 percent from 1995 levels, far off the target of a roughly 25 percent cut by 2008/09. "The current situation is by no means...

2006-04-07 19:10:00

WASHINGTON -- The White House is reviewing an U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal that the agency says will streamline the way the it oversees smokestack pollution from power generators, oil refineries and other industrial plants. According to a website filing made public Friday, EPA is asking the White House's regulatory arm, the Office of Management and Budget, to sign off on a rule that EPA says will reduce paperwork and clarify how the agency tracks emissions for certain plant...

2006-03-22 07:41:38

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Bush Administration is considering imposing fuel economy standards on the biggest vans and sport-utility vehicles, which could go into effect in 2011 and put pressure on struggling domestic auto makers, the Wall Street Journal said on Wednesday. The standards would be the first for the largest SUVs and vans -- those weighing between 8,500 and 10,000 pounds -- which have been exempt from fuel standards that affect smaller vehicles, the report said. The...

2005-07-24 06:39:15

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European carmakers are unlikely to meet their voluntary target for reducing emissions of carbon dioxide, an industry newspaper reported on Saturday, raising the prospect that lawmakers will force them to act. "They will (miss) their target by a little bit," Automotive News quoted an unidentified European Union source as saying. "It's pretty common knowledge within the Commission, but it's politically incorrect to say it." Eager to head off compulsory steps, the...

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