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Latest United States emission standards Stories

2009-06-22 03:00:00

ZeroTruck Ordered by City of Santa Monica for Water Services Dept LOS ANGELES, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Santa Monica has purchased the first ZeroTruck all-electric zero emission medium duty truck. The vehicle will be equipped with a Scelzi utility body for use in the City of Santa Monica. Fleet Superintendant Rick Sikes explains what this means for the City's fleet: "This truck meets the needs of our Water Division and the goals of our Sustainable City Plan to reduce emissions...

2009-06-19 15:46:00

ORDERS FIRST US BUILT COMMERCIAL ELECTRIC ZEROTRUCK LOS ANGELES, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Santa Monica has purchased the first ZeroTruck all-electric zero emission medium duty truck. The vehicle will be equipped with a Scelzi utility body for use in the City of Santa Monica. Fleet Superintendent Rick Sikes explains what this means for the City's fleet: "This truck meets the needs of our Water Division and the goals of our Sustainable City Plan to reduce emissions and reduce our...

2009-05-21 09:00:00

Medium/Heavy-Duty Engines Provide Fleets with a Lower-Cost, Lowest-Emission Alternative to Diesel Technology McKINNEY, Texas, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Emission Solutions Inc. (ESI), a Texas-based manufacturer of natural gas engines for trucks and buses, announced today that it has received its 2010 Certificate of Conformance from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its 2010 California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Order for its 7.6 liter natural gas engines. These...

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2009-05-20 05:50:00

President Barack Obama's plan for higher efficiency standards for cars and trucks and tougher rules on their greenhouse gas emissions will require consumers to pay up to $1,300 more per new vehicle by 2016, The Associated Press reported. The President's plan would, however, allow drivers to make up the higher cost of more fuel-efficient, cleaner vehicles by buying less gas at the pump. The president said it would take just three years to pay off the investment and would, over the life of a...

2009-05-18 23:12:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, President Barack Obama and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will announce an historic blueprint to carry out rigorous greenhouse gas emission standards for passenger cars and trucks while giving the nation's automakers the certainty of cohesive regulatory standards. By model year 2016, the new federal standards would achieve, on a national basis, the 30 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions provided for under...

2009-04-22 11:17:00

LOS ANGELES, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- LEHR Incorporated, an environmentally-friendly technology company, salutes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for their continued commitment to clean air. Beginning with the EPA's adoption of stricter emission standards in the small engine category last year and continuing with last week's official declaration that green house gases contribute to air pollution, the EPA is stepping up their efforts and fighting for cleaner air. Making the...

2009-04-20 10:00:00

Concept Drivetrain Technology Designed to Maximize Productivity While Decreasing Fuel Consumption, Emissions PARIS, April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At INTERMAT 2009 today, Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) introduced new hybrid drivetrain technology specifically engineered for off-highway vehicles. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990903/DANA ) A concept transmission in the evaluation phase, the Spicer(R) TE-15HX is an electric parallel hybrid that features a dual power...

2009-03-05 12:56:30

Tougher emissions standards for U.S. automobiles scheduled for debate in Washington Thursday include a trade-off for carmakers, a policy expert said. The so-called California system, a set of tougher greenhouse gas emissions standards adopted by 13 other states and the District of Columbia allows companies to over-comply in trucks and swing credits over to cars, Roland Hwang, vehicle policy director at the National Resources Defense Council, told USA Today. That provision makes it easier for...

2009-02-18 09:30:00

Visitors Research and Shop for Green Vehicles Based on Latest EPA Standards REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Dealix, a Division of Cobalt, has launched the "Green Choices" section on the site Usedcars.com, establishing a place for visitors to research and shop for used cars online based on their top "green" criteria, as defined by the latest Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071213/COBALTLOGO) To address the growing...

2009-02-10 16:06:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two petroleum refiners have agreed in separate settlements to spend a total of more than $141 million in new air pollution controls at three refineries in Kansas and Wyoming, Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. The settlements are expected to reduce harmful emissions by 7,000 tons per year. Frontier Refining and Frontier El Dorado Refining (Frontier) have agreed to pay a civil penalty of $1.23...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'