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Using gasoline and diesel as transport fuel causes emissions of both greenhouse gases, driving climate change, and of other air pollutants that are dangerous to human health and the natural environment. Transportation is the fastest-growing source of human-produced greenhouse gases. To prevent destructive climate change and reduce health impacts, the sector needs to move towards fuels that have a lower carbon footprint, and reduced emissions of sulfur and other conventional pollutants.

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Development and analysis of a durable low-carbon fuel investment policy for California
Assesses the impact of market and political uncertainty on the real value of financial incentives from low-carbon fuel policies. Provides a detailed policy proposal and scenario analysis for a novel financing mechanism to...
White paper
Biofrontiers: Responsible innovation for tomorrow's liquid fuels
Based on more than a year of exchanges, this synthesis report presents five recommendations for a 2030 European policy for transport fuels regarding sustainability, carbon-intensity, incentives, competing uses and innovation.
Consulting report
Biofuels policy in Indonesia: Overview and status report
A summary of the history and current state of biofuels policy in Indonesia, highlighting the tension between the country’s renewable energy policy and the ambition in reducing its carbon emissions.
White paper



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...

Statement in front of U.S. House of Representatives subcommittees
On September 22, 2016 the Subcommittee on Commerce,...

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...

Statement vor Abgas-Untersuchungsausschuss im Deutschen Bundestag
Ein Untersuchungsausschuss des Deutschen Bundestags geht seit...

From the ICCT Blogs

The latest paper by the Center for Automotive Research is not what it thinks it is
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 as an analysis of the employment impacts of the CAFE/GHG standards.
Staff Blog
Leapfrogging an outdated standard puts India on par with global leaders in control of vehicle emissions
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 will cause 3 years additional delay of truly world-class emission standards compared with the initial proposal.
Staff Blog
Brother, can you spare three cents (for the climate)?
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.
Staff Blog

The Staff

Fanta Kamakaté
Fanta Kamakaté
Chief Program Officer
Nic Lutsey
Nic Lutsey
Program Director / US Co-Lead