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Is Indonesia finally going in the right direction on palm oil?

For years we have wondered whether Indonesia would continue putting a priority on increasing use of palm-based biodiesel rather than on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preserving forests and... If the government is really concerned about reducing GHG emissions by increasing use of biofuels, there is still time to make sure it includes sustainability clauses, for the environment and the...
Published 2016.08.26: Blog Post

U.S. efficiency and greenhouse gas emission regulations for model year 2018-2027 heavy-duty vehicles, engines, and trailers

On August 16, 2016 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released the final rulemaking for heavy-duty vehicle fuel-efficiency and greenhouse...
Published 2016.08.25: Publication

Is the EPA setting biodiesel mandates too high?

Regulators’ recent proposal for 2017-18 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) mandates continue the EPA’s trend of requiring increased blending of biomass-based diesel (BBD, a category that includes... The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is setting mandates for biomass-based diesel unsustainably high, based on our research.
Published 2016.08.22: Blog Post

Truck trailers in the U.S.: Leading from behind

So Tuesday was a really big deal for commercial trailers in the U.S. The U.S. Environment Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released the final rulemaking (FRM)... With the Phase 2 regulation, trailers in the U.S. become the first in the world to be regulated based on their impact on fuel efficiency and carbon emissions. 
Published 2016.08.18: Blog Post

The power of vehicle taxation schemes

In an earlier blog post, I wrote about the current vehicle market structure in Turkey and also mentioned that purchasing and owning a vehicle in Turkey is quite expensive, mainly due to the high... Changing the vehicle taxation scheme in Turkey from one based on engine displacement to one that uses CO2 emissions as the underlying metric would help to overcome the current market hurdle for low-...
Published 2016.08.18: Blog Post

Driving Automotive Innovation

Join experts from Eaton, Bosch, BorgWarner, Honeywell, Johnson Matthey, Continental, Corning, AVL, Umicore, FEV and others for a review of the state of the art in fuel-efficiency technologies and...
Published 2016.08.18: Event

Reducing vehicle emissions in Turkey

Turkey is one of the largest vehicle manufacturing countries in the world, and the auto industry plays a key role in the Turkish economy. For Turkey, it is of particular importance to ensure that...
Published 2016.08.17: Publication

Is carbon neutral growth on the horizon for aviation? That depends on your definition

In October 2013, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the specialized UN agency that acts as the de facto regulator for aviation worldwide, established an aspirational climate goal... ICAO has struggled to develop an MBM for international aviation for the past 15 years. We’ll know soon whether it succeeds this time and, if so, how close to its goal of carbon neutral growth it...
Published 2016.08.17: Blog Post

The voyage of the Crystal Serenity and the risks of Arctic shipping

Figure 1. The Crystal Serenity's journey through the Northwest Passage, 16 August to 17 September 2016. As the Arctic warms, areas once clogged by sea ice are increasingly accessible to fishing, oil... However unprecedented, the Serenity’s voyage is a sign of things to come and may be the beginning of a boom in Arctic vessel activity. While Arctic shipping may bring economic benefits to both local...
Published 2016.08.17: Blog Post

A big win-win on big trucks

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released the final rulemaking (FRM) for heavy-duty vehicle fuel-efficiency and greenhouse gas... The final Phase 2 rule is estimated to result in 1.1 billion tons of CO2 reduction over the regulated vehicles’ lifetimes and is considered to be the most comprehensive and technically ambitious...
Published 2016.08.16: Blog Post

Final U.S. Phase 2 heavy-duty vehicle efficiency rule sets standards that are ambitious, far-sighted, and achievable [press statement]

August 16, 2016—The standards for fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of new medium- and heavy-duty vehicles announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of...
Published 2016.08.16: News

Strengthening the regulation of defeat devices in the European Union

Although the language in the U.S. and EU regulations on vehicle emissions testing prohibiting defeat devices, and defining exemptions or exceptions, is very similar, the regulations have been...
Published 2016.08.12: Publication

What’s the real impact of indirect land-use change?

If shifting crops from food to biofuels may have unintended effects on land use and climate change, should policymakers consider those impacts when designing fuels policies? David Zilberman’s recent... Rather than stifling the biofuels industry as a whole, ILUC factors encourage both the development of innovative technologies to reduce direct emissions and the transition to second-generation...
Published 2016.08.11: Blog Post

Yoann Bernard

Published 2016.08.10: Profile

Biofuels policy in Indonesia: Overview and status report

Increasing domestic use of palm oil biodiesel is a pressing strategic issue for Indonesia. As the world’s 15th-largest motor vehicle market, Indonesia is well on its way to becoming one of the 10...
Published 2016.08.08: Publication

Felipe Rodríguez

Published 2016.08.08: Profile

Forscher/in, Elektromobilität in Europa

Der International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) ist eine gemeinnützige und unabhängige Forschungsorganisation mit Schwerpunkt Fahrzeugtechnologien und deren Auswirkungen auf Luftqualität...
Published 2016.08.01: Job Posting

PV/EV Researcher, Berlin

Seeking a qualified, highly self-motivated person to research the EU vehicle market and the role of electric vehicles in reducing emissions.   The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT...
Published 2016.08.01: Job Posting

Mexico City commits to a soot-free urban bus fleet

In Mexico City the summer rains have brought temporary relief from the choking, eye-watering, crisis-level air pollution of the spring. Driving restrictions have been lifted for private cars (... For any city wanting to reduce air pollution from vehicle emissions, buses are an obvious place to start. Mexico City has requested our support, and we will be developing a joint workplan, to kick...
Published 2016.07.28: Blog Post

China Clean Air Researcher

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is an independent, non-profit organization founded to provide first-rate, unbiased research with technical and scientific analysis to...
Published 2016.07.27: Job Posting