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2009-04-02 23:32:00

SHANGHAI, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Aiming to solve serious environment related problems, the Chinese government took the initiative of establishing stringent emission control standards and enhanced supervision for better air quality before the Olympic Games commenced in 2008, driving the implementation of Phase IV across China. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) The implementation of Phase IV for light-duty vehicles and Phase III for heavy-duty vehicles has...

2009-03-30 11:35:00

Fuel from Sea-Going Vessels Is Major Source of Air Pollution at 100+ U.S. Port Cities, New EDF Report Shows PORT NEWARK, N.J., March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) applauds the historic request by the U.S. government to protect millions of Americans from deadly global shipping pollution generated by large ocean-going ships. During a noon news conference today at Port Newark, New Jersey, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson...

2009-03-30 10:13:00

"Emission Control Area" Means Healthier Air for Millions of Americans WASHINGTON, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released today finds that more than 87 million Americans live in port areas that are not meeting federal health-based air quality standards. The report, Protecting American Health from Global Shipping Pollution, documents the public health effects associated with air pollution from global shipping, including container ships, tankers, cruise ships, and bulk...

2009-03-27 09:53:00

WASHINGTON, March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by John McEleney, chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association, regarding the Model Year 2011 fuel economy standard: "By setting a fuel economy standard higher than what California regulators have proposed, the Obama administration today removed the last argument for state-by-state regulation of fuel economy. The structure of California's program -- with its exemptions for major automakers, its...

2009-02-04 15:23:00

Complaint Is Part of National Initiative to Stop Illegal Pollution from Coal-Fired Power Plants WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States has filed a complaint against Westar Energy alleging that the company violated the Clean Air Act by making major modifications to the Jeffrey Energy Center, a coal-fired power plant in St. Marys, Kan., without also installing and operating modern pollution control equipment, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection...

2009-01-15 15:38:44

The EUREKA E! 3734 i-StARS project is developing a compact, fully integrated and low-cost start-stop system for cars to replace conventional alternators in mass production. This second-generation starter alternator reversible system (StARS) is intended to enable the European automotive industry to meet new EU emissions legislation and significantly reduce fuel consumption without needing to redesign the engine. Additionally, it will fulfil global demands for more energy-efficient vehicles....

2009-01-11 12:35:04

German automakers will hold their own in U.S. market share during the economic downturn, the head of the German automakers association said Sunday. Matthias Wissman, president of the German Association of the Automotive Industry, said the United States continues to be one of the most important vehicle markets in the world and German companies last year increased their share of the market by 1 percentage point to 7 percent total. German manufacturers scored with their fuel-efficient models...

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2008-12-31 13:26:07

An estimated 10 percent of vehicles in Beijing will be removed as of Thursday following the launch of a new initiative aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. High-emission, or so-called "yellow-label" vehicles, are to be removed from city streets after a three-month grace period. If drivers are found to be driving one of these vehicles within the city's Fifth Ring Road, they will be fined 100 yuan, which amounts to $15. Also, drivers found to be driving within the 6th Ring Road after...

2008-12-29 13:03:00

Power Plants Must Prepare to Meet Ozone, Fine Particulate Emissions Standards Jan. 1 HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania will move ahead with its plans to implement the federal Clean Air Interstate Rule on Jan. 1 after a federal court reversed an earlier decision that struck down the rule. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Tuesday ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to fix flaws in the Clean Air Interstate Rule, or CAIR, but...

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2008-12-16 16:50:00

Chinese government regulators had clearer skies and easier breathing in mind in the summer of 2008 when they temporarily shuttered some factories and banished many cars in a pre-Olympic sprint to clean up Beijing's air. And that's what they got. They were not necessarily planning for something else: an unprecedented experiment using satellites to measure the impact of air pollution controls. Taking advantage of the opportunity, NASA researchers have since analyzed data from NASA's Aura and...


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