China’s climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions hit 12.3 billion tons in 2014, up 53.5 percent in just a decade, the Environment Ministry said on Monday, citing the country’s latest carbon ‘inventory’ submitted to the United Nations.
China debuts one of the world's strictest standards for automobile emissions on Monday to reduce the country's notorious air pollution, a move some say also is designed to curb the runaway expansion of its automaking sector.
Volkswagen and FiatChrysler could face penalties of up to 1.83 billion euros ($2.08 billion) and 746 million euros respectively, if they fail to meet the European Union’s emissions targets set for 2021, according to AlixPartners.
Japan’s greenhouse gas emissions dropped 1.2 percent to an eight-year low in the financial year ended March 31, 2018, government figures showed on Tuesday, due to an increased use of renewable energy and higher utilization of nuclear plants.
The state of California filed a lawsuit seeking to force two federal agencies to provide data they used to justify rolling back landmark Obama-era vehicle emission standards, accusing the US President Donald Trump administration of ‘willfully withholding’ information.
Engineers working to tackle carcinogenic pollution from cars developed cheap and simple devices to test the effectiveness of particle filters, which could help take toxic vehicles off roads without resorting to blanket bans.
Australia needs to cut carbon emissions more sharply to meet its 2030 Paris Climate accord target, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) warned, contradicting claims by the country’s conservative government that the goal will be easily met.
Tensions in Germany’s loveless ruling coalition flared on Sunday after Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer, a conservative from the car-making state of Bavaria, called for a reassessment of limits on vehicle emissions.