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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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2008-11-24 17:09:21

European Union governments made progress Monday on an agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cars, but did not reach consensus on the details, diplomats said.  Any agreement must strike the right compromise between the EU's struggling car industry and the bloc's priority in fighting global warming through a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. The lack of consensus likely means the governments and the European Parliament will not reach a final deal on the matter in...

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2008-09-25 12:40:00

In a surprising backlash on Thursday against the motor industry's efforts to ease its burden in the fight against climate change, European Union lawmakers rejected a bid to delay planned limits on carbon dioxide emissions from cars.German Green group member Rebecca Harms said it was a big surprise. "There was a big fight with industry and governments, and the Germans and French were adding a lot of pressure."German conservative lawmakers said the proposal threatened billions of euros of...

2008-09-04 15:00:17

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Sean Crowley, +1-202-572-3331, scrowley@edf.org, Vickie Patton, +1-303-447-7215, vpatton@edf.org, or Janea Scott, +1-213- 223-2186, jscott@edf.org, all of Environmental Defense Group Says Clean Air Standards Will Cut Summertime Smog Pollution, Protect Kids Health WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today took action to cut pollution from a major source of summertime smog and to protect human health by...

2008-07-24 15:01:02

SALEM, Mass., July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dominion , one of the nation's largest energy producers, announced today that it would continue to operate the Salem Harbor Power Station in compliance with strict environmental regulations. The announcement was made in accordance with an agreement the company has with Massachusetts and other parties to declare its plans for the station by this summer. "Salem Harbor has demonstrated that it is a viable, reliable and an environmentally sound...