Thursday, August 9, 2012

Norway May Ban Diesel Cars

Good News: 07.08.2012 The Institute of Transport Economics now recommends banning diesel cars in the country’s three largest cities.
Diesel Cars and Environmental Impact According to the research at Standford University, Despite lower carbon dioxide emissions, diesel cars may promote more global warming than gasoline cars Laws that favor the use of diesel, rather than gasoline, engines in cars may actually encourage global warming, according to a new study. Although diesel cars obtain 25 to 35 percent better mileage and emit less carbon dioxide than similar gasoline cars, they can emit 25 to 400 times more mass of particulate black carbon and associated organic matter ("soot") per kilometer [mile]. The warming due to soot may more than offset the cooling due to reduced carbon dioxide emissions over several decades, according to Mark Z. Jacobson, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University.


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  2. Would be great if Norway went ahead and was the first European country to ban these dirty engines, and which blight our city centres. All the taxis, delivery vehicles, mini cabs, buses and what seems like most of the cars in London are running on diesel nowadays. Every day I cycle into London and breathe loads of carcinogenic diesel fumes in. And my wife works in central London near a main road. All these vehicles in central London should be electric and the sale of diesel banned accross the EU.