All posts tagged "emissions"
Titans of new industry spring $1 billion clean energy fund
WASHINGTON – Some big names with big money say they plan to put more than $1 billion into developing technologies that will reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and lower the price of energy. Bill Gates said the fund plans...
- Posted December 12, 2016
EU Starts Legal Action Against 4 States Over VW Emissions
BRUSSELS — The European Union is starting legal action against Britain, Germany, Spain and Luxembourg for not imposing penalties against Volkswagen for using illegal software to hide vehicle emissions. The European Commission also said Thursday that it...
- Posted December 8, 2016
Volkswagen to Shed 30,000 Jobs, Cutting Costs after Scandal
FRANKFURT, Germany – Volkswagen announced plans Friday to cut 30,000 jobs in a wide-ranging restructuring of its namesake brand as it tries to recover from a scandal over cars rigged to cheat on diesel emissions tests. The...
- Posted November 18, 2016
1,400 Investor Lawsuits Seek 8.2 Billion Euros from VW
FRANKFURT, Germany – A German court says it has added staff and storage space to handle a flood of 1,400 investor lawsuits against Volkswagen seeking damages worth 8.2 billion euros ($9.2 billion). The regional court in Braunschweig...
- Posted September 21, 2016
More Charges Likely as VW Engineer Details Emissions Scandal
DETROIT – A Volkswagen engineer’s decision to tell everything he knows about the company’s scheme to cheat on U.S. emissions tests is a major break for investigators and a message to others involved to cooperate or face prosecution,...
- Posted September 10, 2016
Obama Legacy: Quiet but Big Changes in Energy, Pollution
HANGZHOU, China – Mostly unnoticed amid the political brawl over climate change, the United States has undergone a quiet transformation in how and where it gets its energy during Barack Obama’s presidency, slicing the nation’s output of...
- Posted September 4, 2016
Volkswagen Stakes Hopes of US Sales Revival on New SUV
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Volkswagen’s new SUV comes with a feature that automatically controls braking to each wheel as the seven-seater descends on slippery off-road terrain. The German automaker is staking its hopes on the new model being...
- Posted August 31, 2016
Administration OKs new fuel-efficiency standards for trucks
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration says it’s continuing to address global warming by adopting previously announced standards to make large trucks, buses and other heavy-duty vehicles more fuel efficient. These vehicles account for more than one-fifth of...
- Posted August 16, 2016
VW: Fix Gets OK for 460,000 more Cars with Cheating Software
BERLIN – German automaker Volkswagen says it’s received approval from the country’s motor vehicle authority for technical fixes for another 460,000 cars equipped with software to help them cheat emissions tests. Volkswagen said in a statement Sunday...
- Posted August 14, 2016
$15 Billion Volkswagen Emissions Deal Clears 1st Hurdle
SAN FRANCISCO – A $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen’s emissions cheating scandal cleared a key hurdle Tuesday, with a federal judge giving preliminary approval to a deal that includes an option for owners to have the carmaker...
- Posted July 26, 2016