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California Air Resources Board readopts Low Carbon Fuel Standard, adopts regulation on alternative diesel fuels

The Air Resources Board re-adopted a Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), which requires a 10% reduction by 2020 in the carbon intensity of transportation fuels. The program requires that transportation fuels used in California meet a baseline target for carbon intensity which is reduced each year.

US Diesel Technology Advocates Say Don’t Throw Diesel Out With Volkswagen Bathwater

Before a public angry over the Volkswagen scandal decides to burn Rudolph Diesel in effigy, a diesel advocacy group has issued a defense of emission-compliant diesel transport.
Without actually naming Volkswagen, the non-profit Diesel Technology Forum located in Maryland said in essence one scandal does not an industry characterize.

Volkswagen’s New CEO is Porsche Chief Matthias Mueller

Volkswagen has appointed the Chairmen of Porsche, Matthias Müller, as its new CEO.
In the wake of a diesel emissions scandal, in which the company admitted to installing software to cheat diesel emissions tests on 11 million vehicles, Volkswagen’s former CEO Dr. Martin Winterkorn resigned. Winterkorn accepted responsibility for the scandal as the CEO of the company, though he claims no personal wrong doing.

Ghosn: As VW Scandal Continues, All Automakers Need Transparency

If auto manufacturers want to avoid becoming ensnared by fallout from Volkswagen’s taint on the industry, it’s vital that they are open and honest with consumers.
This is the message given recently to Reuters by Carlos Ghosn, CEO of the Renault-Nissan alliance and a leading protagonist of all-electric cars including the globally best-selling Nissan Leaf.

VW Group restructuring in response to emissions testing scandal; greater focus on the modular toolkits; Klinger out, Horn stays

Following its appointment of Matthias Müller as the new CEO of the Group (earlier post), the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG approved a new management structure for the Group and the brands as well as for the North America region. The changes follow in the wake of the diesel emissions testing scandal that led to the resignation of former CEO Martin Winterkorn.