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UK new car CO2 average down by 4.7 in first half of 2010

According to a new report from the UK trade group Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the average CO2 emissions of new cars sold there have continued a steady downward trend in the first half of this year. Thanks to increasing sales of cars specifically developed to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, the average for the new vehicle fleet was down to just 145.2 grams / kilometer by June.

Study: Cutting global CO2 emissions in half by 2050 will cost $46 trillion

Cutting CO2 emissions is a driving force behind the development of more fuel-efficient vehicles and cleaner-burning engines. Reduced CO2 is also a prime reason that vehicles such as hybrids and electrics have begun to capture sales across the globe. The global reduction of CO2 has been a focus of governments for quite some time now, but little progress has been made. Perhaps the lack of progress can be attributed to a lack of spending to address the problem.

U.S. is, sadly, number one when it comes to CO2 emissions

In the U.S., we can buy hybrids, a few diesels and, soon, some serious plug-in vehicle contenders. But, on the whole, we're a dirty, dirty car market. At least, so says a new report from automotive data provider JATO Dynamics. JATO compared the American light vehicle market for the first quarter of 2010 to the markets in Europe and Japan and came away with the following results:

California leaves "cool cars" regulation out in the, ahem, cold

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has announced that the "cool cars" regulation has been canceled. "Cool cars" tried to reduce the need for air conditioning in new vehicles by mandating that their windows reflect or absorb a portion of the heat-producing rays from the sun.

Smart CDI drops down to 86 grams of CO2 per km

2009 Smart Fortwo – Click above for high-res image gallery

Green Car Game brings child's gameplay to CO2 emissions

We're not against a silly flash game that teaches us a fact or two about green cars or how to drive better, but one thing we do not need is a green car version of war/Top Trumps. But, this is what Green-Car-Guide.com has given us with the Green Car Game. If you want to learn, in detail and kind of randoml

Reality Bites: limos, CO2 emissions and private jets at Hopenhagen

Sure, there might be a fleet of advanced technology vehicles cruising the streets of Copenhagen this week and next for the COP 15 Copenhagen United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009, but that doesn't mean that literally tons of CO2 won't be emitted during the talks.

Ferrari, Alpina lead supercar race to not-quite-as-high CO2 levels

Ferrari F430 Spider Bio-Fuel – Click above for high-res image gallery

REPORT: Audi of America president de Nysschen calls Chevy Volt "a car for idiots," slams electric vehicles

Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen is a big fan of diesels (no surprise), and during a recent chat with veteran auto journo Lawrence Ulrich, de Nysschen imparted a few choice morsels on the pitfalls of electric cars, with an extra helping of wrath aimed at the Chevrolet Volt.

Audi of America president calls Chevy Volt "a car for idiots," slams electric vehicles

When an automotive executive says something brash and outrageous, we sometimes call it "Going Lutz." The green car world has it's own special phrase – "Going Musk" – and we always look forward to the next item that makes us go, "Huh? Really?" They're so much more excit

Congratulations! Rise in CO2 emissions halved

Congratulations! You've done it! Your hard work and effort to reduce your carbon footprint last year has paid off and, we would like to think, Planet Earth is just a little bit happier to hear that the worldwide rise in CO2 levels slowed by half in 2008. Now, we understand that just slowing the rate means CO2 levels are still increasing but you have to slow down and stop before you can go in reverse. We are also aware that a large part of the decline has to do with the high

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