emission emission  /ɪ ˈmɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of emitting; causing to flow forth
  2. (n) a substance that is emitted or released
  3. (n) the release of electrons from parent atoms
  4. (n) any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body
  5. (n) the occurrence of a flow of water (as from a pipe)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. When seven Northeastern states capped emissions of greenhouse gases by utilities last month, we took a giant step forward.
  2. Even if we were to stop all carbon emissions tomorrow, the world will still continue to warm up for at least another 30 years.
  3. Emissions trading worked because by pricing the air, it helps drive innovation towards pollution control and efficiency, funded in part by the value of the emissions trading market.

News

  1. Zero-Emission Vehicles Sales Not Reaching Necessary Volume To Allow Car Makers To Continue To Sell Gas Hogs in ...

    EDITORS NOTE: If California and other well-meaning States mandated that high-test E85 replace regular E10 gasoline, all of this Zero Emission and MPG Bull crap would become meaningless.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Auto Channel

  2. Automakers pressed to sell no-emission cars to reluctant buyers

    Automakers are coming under increasing pressure to sell zero-emission vehicles to U.S. consumers who have shown little interest in them, with more states following California's lead in setting sales targets.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Oneida Daily Dispatch

  3. Thieves steal inspection and emission stickers in Bethlehem

    Bethlehem police are investigating the theft of inspection and emission stickers stolen Thursday from Barakats Auto Service, 1840 W. Broad St. Police report 100 inspection stickers and 100 emission stickers, all for 2013, were stolen between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Thursday.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey

Quotes

  1. "By doing so, we will reduce emission levels in the power sector well below where they were projected to be when we first announced our climate strategy in 2002. There are a number of ways to achieve these reductions, but all responsible approaches...
    on Apr 16, 2006 By: President Bush Source: 940 News

  2. "Today, there is simply no environmental issue more compelling - or extraordinary - than the increasing threat of climate change," New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. "Greenhouse gas emission standards for cars are a...
    on Jan 2, 2008 By: Andrew Cuomo Source: Forbes

  3. "The sophisticated four-cylinder diesel engine with BLUETEC emission control is a prime example of leading-edge, future-compatible technology," explains Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of DaimlerChrysler AG and Head of the...
    on Feb 26, 2007 By: Dieter Zetsche Source: Autoblog (blog)

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