Staff blog

An ICCT analysis of vehicles sold in the EU, U.S., India, China, and Japan shows intriguing trends in how OEMs aim to both meet emission standards and appeal to customers.
The paper analyses options for addressing iLUC, concluding that lowering pressure on land use by reducing biomass demand and targeting low iLUC feedstocks is currently the most practical and effective option.
Indirect land use change (iLUC) from ethanol in Brazil is modelled by Ferreira Filho and Horridge using dynamic general equilibrium (CGE) modelling (the ‘Brazilian Input-Output model’).
Report reviewing the science and modelling of the indirect effects of biofuels, primarily indirect land use change (#iLUC). Includes review of work by #CARB, #E4tech, #EPA, #ICONE, #IFPRI, #Oko-Institut, #Searchinger et al. Lots of useful insights, the ICONE critique in particular seems a valuable addition to the literature.
Using the 2010 National Academy of Sciences report to assess 2025 technologies and costs introduces a fundamental bias that skews the analysis.
Results of a study by Ecometrica/E4tech on possible regional level iLUC avoidance actions. Includes case studies of SE Asian palm oil and European OSR/wheat. The focus is on regional approaches to yield improvement and waste reduction. The paper stops short of trying to define policy approaches, and implementation would require addressing potential baseline/additionality issues.