China is responding to the enormous challenges its rapid growth is posing to the world’s environment, energy-resources supply and sustainable development.
Are hybrid cars too expensive for the Third World? While many consumers, investors, scientists, and environmental activists have focused on the importance of building hybrid cars for the U.S. market, it is in the emerging markets that the need for hybrids
A fleet of hybrid-electric buses will save the Seattle area 750,000 gallons of fuel yearly. This, according to General Motors Corp. which will equip 235 buses with hybrid technology that is claimed to boost fuel economy up to 60%.
In the past few months Chinese officials have announced plans to impose stringent, new fuel-economy standards on cars and trucks produced in their country. The standards are expected to be tougher than those in the United States.
Developing cars powered by hydrogen will be an effective way to relieve China's gas pollution problems, experts say.
A team at Stanford University has studied the potential effects on pollution if all U.S. vehicles converted to hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles (HFCVs). The switch could prevent 3,700 to 6,400 deaths attributable to pollution in the U.S. each year, the team r
Under the pilot project, a dozen 2001 model buses were fitted with particle traps and fueled with ultra-low sulfur diesel, or ULSD, which was imported for the test. Particle and carbon monoxide emissions were lowered by 90 percent, and emissions of nitro
EMBARQ's China Motorization study focuses on automobile technology, alternative fuel, and mobility choices that are available to China, as well as policy measures that could be adopted to reduce the transport burden on oil use and greenhouse gas emissions
EMBARQ, in partnership with the Shell Foundation, has helped implement a BRT system. The goal is to reduce the city's notorious congestion and reduce its dangerous levels of air pollution.
According to a variety of transportation experts, motorization is soaring everywhere, with the fastest growth occurring in Asia and Latin America. The result could be serious environmental and social disruptions throughout the world.