The Trump administration will seek to revoke California's authority to regulate automobile emissions
, including its mandate for electric car sales, according to Bloomberg, citing three people familiar with the plan.
Until recently, legislation concerning automobile emissions
had focused on exhaust gas systems, for which various zeolite solutions are already available.
REVELATIONS of the extent of Volkswagen's efforts to hide the true level of its automobile emissions
just keep piling up, yet the company appears incapable of coming clean, responding to each new revelation with denial, feigned ignorance and weak apologies.
According to the Chinese Academy of Sciences, automobile emissions
account for more than 22 percent of Beijing's PM 2.5, the airborne particles less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter that are considered a substantial health risk.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has indicated that air contaminants, caused by industrial, household and automobile emissions
, are health hazards to urban populations.
China has promised to introduce new automobile emissions
standards, construct new power stations and close coal-burning ones in Beijing.
"Following the rapid growth in car ownership, automobile emissions
are having an increasing impact on air pollution," the central government said in a statement posted on its website late Wednesday.
The Role of Government presents historical efforts to confront air pollution and global warming from the Air Pollution Control Act of 1955 and the Kyoto Protocol to more recent laws, and discusses regulating carbon dioxide, reducing automobile emissions
, making buildings more efficient, and carbon cap-and-trade.
The topics include the Japanese strategy for research and development on fuel-cell technology and on-road verification testing of fuel-cell vehicles, competencies and investment opportunities in Nigeria, the Malaysian experience with automobile emissions
and the environment, and future prospects and public policy implications for hydrogen and fuel-cell technologies in Canada.
, along with China's inefficient coal plants, are primarily responsible for the city's trademark thick, gray-brown haze.