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Projected emissions for 2030 would increase the global temperature around 3 degrees Celsius this century – even if the Paris agreement is fully implemented, the UNEP’s 2016 Emissions Gap Report warns.
Italy’s antitrust regulator has fined Volkswagen 5 million euros for its Dieselgate software manipulation. VW has admitted to installing software to circumvent pollution standards in millions of diesel cars.
VW shareholders have grown frustrated with the state of the internal investigation into the emissions cheating scandal. Some are set to call for a new court-ordered probe at next week’s shareholders meeting.
A court has found six former Deutsche Bank employees guilty of enabling tax fraud within the carbon emissions certificate trading scheme. One of the bank’s former employees has received a three-year jail sentence.
Fallout from Volkswagen’s so-called Dieselgate scandal continues as German authorities investigate a company employee suspected of having destroyed proof that the carmaker cheated on emissions tests for its diesel cars.
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.
Germany’s transport ministry has found 30 car models to have conspicuously high amounts of carbon emissions, and higher levels of fuel consumption than their manufacturers have indicated, according to media reports.
Carmakers are systematically exploiting weak and outdated EU laws to claim misleading statistics about fuel efficiency, a new report says. Real-world CO2 emissions are up to 40 percent higher than in the lab.
Europe’s largest carmaker now has until April 21 to develop a plan to fix the emissions cheating software on nearly 600,000 cars. A bench trial may result if the new deadline isn’t met, District Court Judge Breyer says.
A recent study found that some biofuels produce three times the emissions of diesel, justifying an about-face in European Union policy in 2012. But biofuel companies say they are being punished based on bad science.
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.”
German auto giant Daimler has made legal threats against an environmental group after it tested diesel cars. The results appeared to show that Mercedes and BMW models are also cheating on emissions tests.
Cement companies are working to reduce emissions through new initiatives in line with Kyoto Protocol