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Between April 19 and May 31, 2023, the Australian federal government received a remarkable 2700 responses to the proposed implementation of a Fuel Efficiency Standard (FES) from a diverse range of sectors, including the vehicle industry, climate groups, consumers, think tanks, unions, regional Australians, and individuals.  Continue reading Who is for and against the fuel efficiency standard including credits for low-GWP refrigerants?

Despite Australia generally enjoying good urban air quality, certain cities are exceeding the goals set by The National Environment Protection (Ambient Air Quality) Measure for fine particles and ozone. Experts have identified the escalating threat of unregulated non-road diesel emissions used in construction machinery as a significant contributing factor to this issue. Continue reading Non-road engines: The next clean air battleground

The Australian Government has announced a $A74.5 million investment scheme designed to help communities and business adopt electric, hydrogen-powered and bio-fuelled vehicles.  Specific details of the new scheme, called the Futures Fuel Fund, are to be announced soon. It is expected, however, that it will subsidise the purchase of alternatively powered vehicles and infrastructure. This Continue reading Australian government announces $74.5m clean transport investment

The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) has praised the Federal Government’s new “Technology Investment Roadmap”. The roadmap explores how the uptake of low-emissions technology could be accelerated, in an effort to continue emissions reductions, without harming the economy or reducing consumer choice.  It also covers a range of sectors, including housing and transportation, and discusses the Continue reading Warm welcome for Australian government’s low-emissions tech roadmap

Despite the rise of electric power and increasingly challenging emissions targets, global automotive supplier Bosch is still investing in combustion-related technologies.  Volkmar Denner, chairman of the board at Bosch, has explained that the company envisions a broad range of technologies being important for future sustainable mobility – including conventional petrol and diesel engines, as well Continue reading Bosch not abandoning internal combustion engines – yet

Refined diesel technology to help OEMs meet emissions targets Bosch has unveiled a series of improvements in diesel emission control systems that dramatically reduce the output of harmful nitrogen oxides (NOx).  Test cars equipped with the new Bosch-developed hardware have, in real-world conditions, emitted as little as 13mg/km of NOx. Currently, a new car in Continue reading Bosch slashes diesel NOx emissions

A report published by Australia’s National Transport Commission (NTC) has showcased how the public preference for SUVs and utes is harming reductions in CO2 emissions. Data compiled in the annual “Carbon Emissions Intensity for New Australian Light Vehicles” report indicates that the average CO2 emissions for new passenger and light commercial vehicles in 2017 was Continue reading Worst CO2 reduction since 2002 linked to ute and SUV boom