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Latest in Tag: Emissions


New analysis reveals deadly scale of diesel emissions

Illegal and unregulated diesel emissions are causing tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths worldwide, a new analysis shows. Europe is particularly affected due to Dieselgate. Governments must take action, experts say.The amount of illegal and unreported nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel cars, trucks and buses may be higher and deadlier than previously estimated – and …

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Nissan to face charges over emissions?

South Korea has said it wants Japanese carmaker Nissan to face criminal charges for allegedly falsifying emissions data on a popular sports utility vehicle. The automaker itself insisted the accusations were unfounded.

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Volkswagen’s US boss Michael Horn resigns

The German carmaker’s top boss in the US has stepped down almost six months after the firm became embroiled in an emissions cheating scandal. Michael Horn said he was leaving Volkswagen to “pursue other opportunities.”

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Historic climate agreement reached

For the first time in history, industrialized and developed countries alike have commited to cutting greenhouse gas emissions to prevent catastrophic climate change. Andrea Rönsberg reports from Paris. Laughter, applause, and cheers broke out in the plenary hall after French foreign minister Laurent Fabius, presiding over the climate conference, said the words apparently everybody had …

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Opinion: Play with an open hand, VW

Volkswagen’s top brass has asked for patience as it pursues those responsible for the company’s emissions scandal. But that won’t be enough to guarantee VW’s survival. It needs a visionary plan, says DW’s Henrik Böhme. Of course, no-one expected Volkswagen to have all the answers at Thursday’s press conference. It’s been nearly three months since …

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A day in CO²e emissions

How much does a Monday in winter speed up #climatechange? Are you ready for an inconvenient truth of Christmas cookies and greasy cheeseburgers? Here’s a day’s worth of carbon emissions. You may not have given much thought to the idea of how much or how little carbon your lifestyle releases into the universe and ultimately …

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VW scandal risks knock-on effect for Portugal

The VW plant Autoeuropa, one of the main employers in the Portuguese town of Palmela, is set to expand thanks to government investment. But the recent VW emissions scandal in Germany makes for an uncertain future. The VW plant Autoeuropa is one of the main sources of employment in Portugal. It is also one of …

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Controversy over new EU diesel emissions test

New test procedures for automotive diesel emissions have been agreed by EU states, but critics say big loopholes remain, with Greens in the EU parliament calling the new rules “scandalous” and “a sham”. European Union member states agreed in principle on Wednesday to introduce new testing practices to check the level of poisonous emissions from …

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Sedran appointed new VW chief strategist

Crisis-hit Volkswagen has hired top strategy executive Thomas Sedran from its competitor Opel. It is the latest major personnel change in the wake of a scandal over the company’s cheating on diesel emissions tests. Volkswagen announced Monday that 51-year-old Sedran would take over responsibility for the company’s corporate strategy from November. He “will report directly …

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Another VW motor may have cheating device

Embattled German carmaker Volkswagen has said another one of its diesel motors may have had software installed to deceive emissions tests. Until now, only one type of engine had been affected. On Thursday, VW said it was checking whether earlier versions of its EA 288 diesel engines had also been outfitted with the same kind …

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VW halts European sales of rigged cars

German carmaker Volkswagen has announced it has stopped the sale of new vehicles in the EU fitted with the emissions-cheating software. The cars in question will first be fixed and then put up for sale again. Volkswagen said Wednesday it had completely halted the sale of vehicles in the EU which came equipped with software …

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Developing countries balk at climate change agreement draft in Bonn

Developing nations are crying foul over the latest draft of a global climate agreement to be inked in Paris. A rift has opened between developing and developed countries on how to share the task of curbing emissions. As UN diplomats convene in the German city of Bonn on Monday, developing nations are complaining that much …

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Police raid French VW headquarters

The authorities have seized computers and documents from French Volkswagen offices. France estimates that nearly 1 million cars carrying faulty emissions software have been sold there in recent years. Investigators have staged a surprise raid at the French headquaters of German auto giant Volkswagen, a company spokeswoman confirmed on Sunday. Police searched both the main …

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No room for carbon trading in global climate treaty?

Carbon trading lobbyists say the mechanism is being given short shrift in the UNFCCC negotiations. But critics argue that carbon trading is a long way from providing a global solution to reducing emissions. The draft text of a global climate agreement to be finalized in Paris at the COP21 summit does little to promote carbon …

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VW announces Europe-wide mass recall over emissions fix

German carmaker Volkswagen has said it will recall millions of its diesel-powered vehicles registered in Europe to fix software designed to cheat in emissions tests. The move was prompted by a mass recall in Germany. Volkswagen said on Thursday it will recall around 8.5 million vehicles in all 28 of the European Union’s member states …

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Australia sets modest 2030 emissions target

Australia has announced targets for reducing carbon emissions over the next 15 years. But opposition politicians and environmentalists have lashed out at the cuts, saying they lag behind the world. Australian conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Tuesday that Australia – one of the world’s highest carbon emitters per capita – planned to reduce …

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