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Hyundai, Kia Fined $300M By State, Federal Agencies Over Erroneous Fuel Economy Numbers

Being an asterisk regarding fuel economy numbers isn’t the only penance Hyundai and Kia must pay: The U.S. Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board dropped a collective $300 million penalty on the South Korean brands for mistating fuel economy numbers on their respective 2011-2013 lineups. Show More Summary

Hyundai And Kia To Pay $100M For Misleading MPG, Gas Emission Figures

In vehicle manufacturer news that doesn’t have to do with recalls, Hyundai and Kia will pay a record $100 million penalty to the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board for not being completely truthful...Show More Summary

Californians Can Handle the Truth About Gas Prices

Concerns that cap-and-trade will drive up gas prices in California resulted in a letter from Assemblymember Perea and 15 other Democrats asking the California Air Resources Board to delay this expansion of the cap-and-trade program to include transportation fuels from January 1, 2015 to January 1, 2018. read more

Emissions Reduction: Siemens to Test eHighway Concept for Heavy-Duty Trucks in California

Germany’s Siemens, a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, appears to have received approval from California’s Air Resources Board, one of five units within the state Environmental Protection Agency, to built a test track and implement its eHighway concept for heavy-duty trucks. read more

Walmart, 18 Other Companies Fined for VOC Emissions

Nineteen companies including Walmart and Bumble and Bumble have been fined a total of $233,175 for air pollution violations in California, according to the Air Resources Board. The 19 cases involved companies manufacturing or selling...Show More Summary

CA: New Lawsuit in Fresno Challenges Cap-and-Trade Money for HSR

A Bay Area group that is critical of using cap-and-trade money for California's controversial high-speed rail project is suing the state Air Resources Board for including the proposed bullet train among measures to reduce greenhouse gases in the state.

California Publishes Results Of EV Survey

The California Air Resource Board (CARB) has put the results of its EV Driver Dashboard survey on its website for policy makers and EV advocates to access California Publishes Results Of EV Survey was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Healthy Forests Promoted Under California Cap-and-Trade

April marked a milestone for forest carbon projects when the California Air Resources Board issued the first forest carbon offsets to a project developed under their forestry protocol. The sustainable forest project is notable as a pioneer in this sector; demonstrating the complex and varied demands we place on forests. Show More Summary

CA air board may invalidate 1.3 million pollution-offset credits

By Wayne Lusvardi | Cal Watchdog The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s repeated punishment of an Arkansas waste disposal firm has led the California Air Resources Board to consider invalidating 1.3 million environmental offset credits bought from the Arkansas company by California firms to offset the effects of air pollution. On May 30, the U.S. EPA...

Calif., Québec Conduct Practice Carbon Auction

California and Québec in early August will conduct a practice carbon auction for their linked cap-and-trade programs, according to the California Air Resources Board and the ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de...Show More Summary

California Carbon Auction Sells All Allowances

California companies bought all 16.95 million allowances to release carbon emissions at the state’s most recent cap-and-trade auction, according to data posted on the state Air Resources Board’s website. The state’s seventh auction on May 16 sold carbon allowances for $11.50 each. An additional 4 million permits that can’t be used until 2017, of the 9.2 million […]

California fines Ford $3M for Fiesta's non-compliant emissions tech

7 months agoVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

Ford's 2011-2012 Fiesta models failed to meet Air Resources Board guidelines.

Ford Fined $2.96 Million

Ford has agreed to fines totaling $2.96 million for violations of air quality laws related to the sale of vehicles with non-compliant on-board diagnostic (OBD) systems in California, according to the California Air Resources Board (ARB). Of the $2.96 million, $740,000 will go to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority (CPCFA), which provides financial assistance […]

Carrier Transicold earns CARB verification for emissions

Carrier Transicold has earned full verification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for its engine emission system, meaning the company’s product for transport refrigeration units is compliant with the state’s particulate emission standards.

CARB ZEV Credit Restructuring Leaves Tesla With Fewer Credits

A change to the California Air Resources Board’s Zero-Emission Vehicle credit program will leave Tesla with four credits per car cold for the foreseeable future, down from seven credits for every Model S through 2013. Bloomberg reports the change will award zero-emission vehicles with long-driving ranges and refueling times no greater than 15 minutes — […]

Analysis: Tesla may have made over $100 million off the CARB enabled battery swap ZEV credit scheme

Guest essay by Alberto Zaragoza Comendador In the past I’ve provided estimates of the money Tesla has made off this mysterious feature enabled by credits authorized by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). These estimates were very simplistic: basically I … Continue reading ?

Chevron, Southwest Gas Fined $1M for Not Reporting GHG Emissions

Chevron and Southwest Gas have been fined about $1 million for violating California’s mandatory greenhouse gas emissions reporting rule in 2011. This is the second time the California Air Resources Board (ARB) has issued fines for late or inaccurate reporting under the regulation, which mandates utilities and industrial facilities emitting more than 10,000 metric tons […]

CARB Approves Another Round of Cap and Trade Amendments

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has held its most important meetings related to the Cap and Trade Regulation (Regulation) annually in October over the last few years, and 2013 was no exception. On October 25, CARB staff presented to the Board both retroactive and proactive “tweaks” to the program in anticipation of its next […]

Why Long-Range BEVs Are An Economic, Energy And Emissions Abomination

By John Petersen: In June 2012, the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, working under contract for the California Air Resources Board, published a fascinating " life cycle Analysis Comparison of a Battery Electric Vehicle and a Conventional Gasoline Vehicle " that proves far more than the UCLA researchers or CARB bargained for. Show More Summary

Tesla Leads Sellers of CARB ZEV Credits, Chrysler Biggest Buyer

According to data released by the California Air Resources Board, CARB, Tesla Motors was the top seller of the zero-emission vehicle credits that regulatory board requires car makers to have if they want to sell cars in that state. Toyota was the top seller of hybrid-car credits. Tesla sold 1,311.52 ZEV credits from Oct. 1, 2012, […]

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