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Heavy fuel oil use in Arctic shipping in 2015

The use and carriage of heavy fuel oil (HFO) poses many risks to the Arctic environment, including damage from oil spills and emissions of black carbon, a potent climate pollutant. Recent...
Published 2016.10.21: Publication

Sustaining electric vehicle market growth in U.S. cities

This report analyzes the state of the electric vehicle market development and the actions that are driving it. Within the report, thirty-three unique city, state, and utility electric vehicle...
Published 2016.10.21: Publication

Contracts for Difference could help to expand ultralow-carbon fuel production in California [press release]

While there is a strong need to bring down the greenhouse gas emissions from transportation fuels, existing incentives for ultralow-carbon fuel production don’t do enough to bridge the gap and bring...
Published 2016.10.17: News

Development and analysis of a durable low-carbon fuel investment policy for California

In order to reduce the carbon footprint of California’s transport sector and meet the state’s ambitious climate goals, California must transition away from petroleum and first-generation biofuels...
Published 2016.10.17: Publication

Program Associate, Aviation

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is an independent, non-profit organization founded to provide first-rate, unbiased research along with technical and scientific analysis to...
Published 2016.10.14: Job Posting

Biofrontiers: Responsible innovation for tomorrow's liquid fuels

The Biofrontiers project set out to shed light on the challenges associated with advanced alternative low-carbon fuels, bringing together eleven stakeholders from both industry and civil society to...
Published 2016.10.14: Publication

The latest paper by the Center for Automotive Research is not what it thinks it is

Last month, the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) released a report on the potential economic effects of EPA/NHTSA’s 2017-2025 light duty rule. Although CAR receives funding or research support... The whole report rests on a false premise about the costs of meeting the standards. And whether that reflects a lack of "objectivity" or something else, it renders the report completely unreliable...
Published 2016.10.12: Blog Post

Leapfrogging an outdated standard puts India on par with global leaders in control of vehicle emissions

On September 16, 2016 the Government of India took an important step towards addressing the country’s severe air pollution problems with the final notification of Bharat Stage (BS) VI emission... The adoption of Bharat Stage VI emission standards will significantly reduce air pollutant emissions from vehicles sold in India beginning in 2020. However, changes in the final rule notification...
Published 2016.10.11: Blog Post

Proposed temporary management regulation for corporate average fuel consumption and new-energy vehicle credits for new passenger cars in China

On September 22, 2016, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) proposed a Temporary Management Regulation for Corporate Average Fuel Consumption (CAFC) and New-Energy Vehicle...
Published 2016.10.06: Publication

China Internship, 2016-2017

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has an internship opportunity in the Beijing office from late 2016 to late 2017 to support our China office staff on various transportation...
Published 2016.10.06: Job Posting

Workshop on particle emissions from heavy-duty buses and trucks, alternatives for Mexico City

The workshop was held at the Quinta Colorada in Chapultepec Park on September 26 and 27, 2016 and was co-sponsored by the ICCT and the Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CCAC). Mayor Miguel Ángel...
Published 2016.10.05: Event

Statement in front of U.S. House of Representatives subcommittees

On September 22, 2016 the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade and the Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a joint hearing on the “Midterm Review and Update on the Corporate Average...
Published 2016.10.05: News

Automotive thermal management technology

Thermal management techniques are critical to the robust and efficient performance of conventional and electrified vehicles. Thermal management systems not only support reduction of emissions in...
Published 2016.10.04: Publication

Brother, can you spare three cents (for the climate)?

Optimism is growing for a potential deal at ICAO’s 39th Assembly this week on a global market-based measure (MBM) to price carbon emissions from international aviation. Under the system, carriers... A back-of-the-envelope calculation shows that the ICAO agreement would entail the aviation industry paying about three cents on the dollar of its climate damages from 2021 to 2035.
Published 2016.10.03: Blog Post

Comments on TAR for MY 2022–2025 LDV GHG emissions and CAFE standards

ICCT comments to the U.S. EPA, CARB, and NHTSA on the Midterm Evaluation Draft Technical Assessment Report for model year 2022–2025 light duty vehicle GHG emissions and CAFE standards. View on...
Published 2016.09.28: News

Statement vor Abgas-Untersuchungsausschuss im Deutschen Bundestag

Ein Untersuchungsausschuss des Deutschen Bundestags geht seit September 2016 der Frage nach, inwieweit die Bundesregierung Kenntnis über die zunehmende Diskrepanz zwischen offiziellen und realen...
Published 2016.09.28: News

End of Crystal Serenity’s voyage spotlights way to ban toxic fuel in Arctic

The just-concluded voyage of the luxury cruise liner Crystal Serenity brought into focus many of the risks of rising ship traffic in the Arctic. They include water and air pollution, the possible... With Arctic shipping expected to rise, there may be an argument that communities in the Arctic ought to be protected from ship emissions just like the rest of the continent. Though it’s an open...
Published 2016.09.27: Blog Post

Cost-effective fuel-efficiency technologies could reduce new aircraft fuel consumption by 25% to 40% in near- to mid-term: New study

Feasible improvements dwarf the efficiency of new aircraft designs currently proposed or planned by manufacturers Substantial gap highlights need for more effective public policies to push energy...
Published 2016.09.27: News

Cost assessment of near- and mid-term technologies to improve new aircraft fuel efficiency

This report summarizes the results of the first independent, bottom-up cost assessment of near and mid-term technologies to improve new aircraft fuel efficiency. Carried out in cooperation with a...
Published 2016.09.27: Publication

Aviation fuel efficiency technology assessment (AFETA)

Tecolote Research, Inc. is a private firm specializing in cost estimations for high-technology acquisition programs, with more than 40 years experience supporting U.S. government agencies. ICCT...
Published 2016.09.27: Publication