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Ireland plans to ban new petrol and diesel car sales from 2030
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18th Jun 2019
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Ireland plans to ban new petrol and diesel car sales from 2030

With its greenhouse gas emissions rising, the Irish government believes it is "way off course" from meeting its obligations under the Paris climate change accord. In order to combat this, it published a new Climate Action Plan at the beginning of the week. The 150-page report covers everything from waste management and agriculture to transport and energy generation.
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Why Australia needs better quality fuel
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4th Jan 2019
4 min read

Why Australia needs better quality fuel

THE car industry has repeated calls for better quality fuel to be introduced across Australia -- to enable the introduction of new super-efficient engine technology. However, both the Federal Government and the petroleum industry have forecast that better quality fuel will lead to higher prices at the bowser, up by between 1 and 2 cents per litre.
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US government proposes more lenient fuel economy targets
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3rd Aug 2018
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US government proposes more lenient fuel economy targets

The USA Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Transport Safety Administration (NHTSA) have released new draft fuel economy targets, dubbed the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule. The agencies propose freezing the fuel economy target at 2020 model year levels for a further five years.
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Bosch says synthetic carbon neutral fuels could save the internal combustion engine
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27th Aug 2017
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Bosch says synthetic carbon neutral fuels could save the internal combustion engine

A new study from Bosch advocates the use of synthetic fuels as a means of making internal combustion engines carbon neutral and extending their lifespan well into a more environmentally friendly future. According to Bosch, the optimal type of synthetic fuel would be made with hydrogen extracted from water, and carbon captured the air or recycled from industrial sources. Through this process fuels, such as petrol, diesel, natural gas and kerosene, can be made.
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France to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars, Australia's EV Council calls for urgent action - UPDATE
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6th Jul 2017
3 min read

France to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars, Australia's EV Council calls for urgent action - UPDATE

France will ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2040, the government of recently elected French president Emmanuel Macron has announced. Launching the French government's plan to meet its obligations under the Paris climate treaty, Nicolas Hulot, France's ecology minister, said, "We are announcing an end to the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040".
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