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Measuring and addressing investment risk in the second-generation biofuels industry

Despite the Renewable Fuel Standard and other policy measures, U.S. production of second-generation (cellulosic and algal) biofuels has lagged expectations and falls far short of goals set at the...
Published 2013.12.18: Publication

Measuring in-use fuel economy: Summary of pilot studies

Vehicle fuel economy is determined via a type-approval or certification process, which involves testing vehicles under laboratory conditions. But the information obtained via chassis testing under...
Published 2013.12.06: Publication

CCAC Green Freight Call to Action

The High Level Assembly of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) met in Warsaw on November 21, one of the events during the recently concluded COP19....
Published 2013.12.05: News

Is hydrogen transportation gaining momentum?

A recent spate of news in the US, EU, and Japan about commitments to expand hydrogen infrastructure and provide more funding for fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) research and development has renewed... The spate of news from the US, EU, and Japan on commitments to expand hydrogen infrastructure and fund fuel-cell vehicle R&D would argue "yes".
Published 2013.12.04: Blog Post

HDV efficiency: Aligning standards internationally, Part II

This will be the second in a series on heavy-duty vehicle efficiency, aiming at aligning HDV policies and fostering ongoing collaboration on global transport policies. The outcomes and...
Published 2013.12.03: Event

Incentivizing passenger vehicle mass reduction technologies in China

As China rolls out more stringent fuel-efficiency standards for new passenger cars at an accelerated pace, regulators are looking at feasible near- to mid-term (2015–2020) fuel-saving technologies...
Published 2013.11.27: Publication

Don't count out hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles

Perhaps somewhat lost in all the exciting news about recent successful launches of all the new plug-in electric vehicles are the recent equally promising developments on the other electric vehicle:... Perhaps somewhat lost in the buzz about recent successful launches of new plug-in EVs are the equally promising developments on the other electric vehicle.
Published 2013.11.26: Blog Post

EU Vehicle Market Statistics, 2013 Pocketbook

The ICCT recently published the 2013 edition of its European Vehicle Market Statistics Pocketbook (see here). In this webinar, Peter Mock, managing director of ICCT Europe and editor of the...
Published 2013.11.26: Event

Electric vehicles on the rise in California

What a difference a decade makes. Ten years ago, the ZEV mandate was in retreat, there were only meager demonstration offerings by auto companies for electric vehicles, and automakers were even... What a difference a decade makes. The LA Auto Show was abuzz with plug-in EVs in a cornucopiea of shapes, sizes, and makes. And Sen. Fran Pavley got an award from the Alliance for Automobile...
Published 2013.11.25: Blog Post

Renewed and enhanced subsidies for energy-efficient vehicles in China

In order to increase the market share of clean, energy-efficient, advanced technology vehicles, the Chinese government offers various fiscal incentives (“market-pull” measures) to complement...
Published 2013.11.22: Publication

World-Harmonized Light-Duty Vehicles Test Procedure

On November 14, the formal text for the World-Harmonized Light-Duty Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) was adopted by the United Nations Working Party on Pollution and Energy (GRPE). That decision must...
Published 2013.11.22: Publication

Global Transportation Roadmap: Climate and Health

This webinar will present the results of a new ICCT study on the impact of vehicle and fuel standards on premature mortality and emissions that evaluates worldwide historical and potential impacts of...
Published 2013.11.21: Event

Tightening vehicle and fuels standards to benefit global health and climate

Study finds that more stringent standards worldwide could dramatically reduce premature mortality while cutting short-lived climate pollutant emissions as much as 80%. Download the report [.pdf]...
Published 2013.11.12: News

ICCT comments on Mercede-Benz off-cycle credit petition

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Published 2013.11.08: News

भारत में वाहनीय प्रदूषण को नियन्त्रण में लाना अनिवार्य

प्रेस विज्ञाप्ति, 7 नवम्बर 2013   जल्द से जल्द अतिनिम्न सल्फर ईंधनों और भारत प्रक्रम (बी.एस.) VI वाहनीय उत्सर्जन मानकों को लागू करने से वायु प्रदूषण प्रभावशाली तरीके से कम होगा, जिससे जनस्वास्थ्य...
Published 2013.11.08: News

India's vehicle emissions control program

Rising transportation activity—the ever-increasing demand to move more people and goods further and faster—is both a cause and an effect of India’s rapid economic growth. As necessary as the...
Published 2013.11.05: Publication

Clearing the air in India

Rapid adoption of ultra-low sulphur fuels and BS VI vehicle emission standards would dramatically improve India’s air quality to the benefit of public health Policy action is urgently needed to...
Published 2013.11.04: News

The impact of vehicle and fuel standards on premature mortality and emissions

Technology-forcing regulations in the United States, European Union, and Japan have resulted in highly effective controls of tailpipe emissions. Advanced aftertreatment technology and engine tuning...
Published 2013.11.04: Publication

Unfortunately, peak oil is not at hand

A Citi Research report on so-called peak oil demand has been drawing a lot of attention lately. Understandably: what could be bigger news for anyone concerned with climate change, energy security,... The enthusiastic reaction to a Citi Research report is understandable, but premature. World oil demand isn't on track to peak in analyses that are based on known technology and policy trends.
Published 2013.11.04: Blog Post

More thoughts on the hype cycle and electric vehicles

The other day I was quoted in an item in the New Yorker's Currency blog on why electric vehicles have “stalled.” It's an interesting piece as far as it goes (and of course it's nice to get quoted in... EVs are long-term solutions, whose success will ultimately be determined not by current expectations but by our commitment to long-range planning, steady technological development, and far-sighted...
Published 2013.10.29: Blog Post

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