German KBA watchdog agency to examine Porsche Cayenne diesel emissions

14/06/2017 14:15 CO2


Diesel models of Volkswagen's sports car maker Porsche test results showed much higher emissions than legally allowed, German weekly Der Spiegel reported recently. 

The head of testing at German TUV Nord test institute, Helge Schmidt, declared, that emission levels for the Porsche Cayenne V6 TDI under normal driving conditions were higher than legally allowed limits.


The German Transport Ministry has ordered the KBA watchdog agency to reexamine the Porsche emissions, a ministry spokesman declared on Monday. 


Porsche company claims it didn’t understand the test results saying that emissions depend on conditions such as engine load, speed and temperature.

Daily (20.07.2017): EU carbon prices decreased by 1.5% on Wednesday

20/07/2017 11:03:00

Oil soared on Wednesday, supported by strong demand for gasoline in the US and a major decline in the stocks, according to the API. Brent crude jumped by 1.76% to close at $49.70 a barrel, while WTI price rose by 1.55% to end at $47.12 a barrel.


Drax accelerates plans for coal conversion to gas

20/07/2017 08:41:00

Britain's Drax, which once owned Europe's most polluting coal-fired power plant, is accelerating plans to transform one of its six units to gas and could offer for a capacity contract as early as 2019, as stated by its chief executive on Wednesday.


Output at two EDF nuclear reactors cut due to heatwave

19/07/2017 11:42:00

French electric utility company EDF announced about the reduction of the output at two reactors at its Tricastin nuclear plant located in southern France, due to blistering weather.