California taking major steps to curb emissions from trucks

California recently adopted a landmark rule requiring more than half of all trucks sold in the state to be zero-emissions by 2035. Hiroko Tabuchi discusses latest developments on the New York Times website.   New Rule in California Will Require Zero-Emissions Trucks Rebuffing strong opposition from industry, California on June 25th adopted a landmark rule … Continue reading California taking major steps to curb emissions from trucks

Why carbon emissions have dropped in Europe’s cars but not for all vehicles

There is a new briefing from the European Environment Agency (EEA) Emissions of carbon dioxide from new passenger cars have dropped in a number of European countries where a range of taxes, subsidies and other incentives are used to encourage consumers to purchase lower-carbon-dioxide (CO2) emitting vehicles. The number of countries offering incentives for electric … Continue reading Why carbon emissions have dropped in Europe’s cars but not for all vehicles

Revisions to EU car emissions enforcement strategy opposed by Germany

A German car manufacturer has been at the centre of a global emissions testing scandal. Even given the controversy, the Reuters news service has found out that the German government is going to oppose any overhaul of the enforcement system.   Germany opposes key EU car emission test reforms Germany is opposing key elements of … Continue reading Revisions to EU car emissions enforcement strategy opposed by Germany

Benefits of emission standards for vehicles

As the Trump Administration in the US argues whether fuel efficiency standards for vehicles should be scrapped or lowered, it is encouraging to read an article in The Conversation about the benefits of such standards in Australia. Scott Ferraro and Claire Painter from ClimateWorks Australia and Monash University give a good account of the benefits … Continue reading Benefits of emission standards for vehicles