Topics / North America

Most Recent

Survey-based summary of regulatory agencies' programs to monitor and enforce compliance with vehicle emission and fuel consumption standards.

Evaluates the trajectory of GHG emissions from international aviation in the U.S. and Canada as well as the possible GHG reductions that could be made from deployment of alternative jet fuels (AJFs) within the framework of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).

Presents a global strategy to reduce fine particulate (PM2.5) and black carbon emissions from the global fleet of on-road diesel vehicles by identifying 36 countries for immediate action.


The Environment Canada regulations to reduce GHG emissions from new on-road HDVs are designed to align with the U.S. national standards.

Publication: Policy update
In my earlier blog on environmental burden shifting of biofuels, I emphasized the need for developing a holistic framework for
Blog Post
Biofuels are here for three reasons – climate change mitigation, energy security and to increase rural incomes.
Blog Post
The total number of motor vehicles on the road in Western Europe more than tripled between 1970 and 2005, rising from about 80 million to 260 million.
Blog Post

The ICCT brought together a diverse group of stakeholders and outside experts on July 22, 2011 in San Francisco to brainstorm ways to fund hydrogen fueling infrastructure in California. 


Concisely summarizes a more detailed technical report on marginal costs of design standards, retrofit technologies, and operational measures that improve ship energy efficiency.

Publication: White paper

Builds on more detailed explanations in past WLTP doucments and presents, for discussion, a proposal for defining inertia classes for the WLTP GTR.

Publication: Working paper

Overview of low-carbon fuel related standards in various stages of development and implementation in the U.S., California, Europe, and the UK.

Publication: Working paper

Identifies at least two carbon intensity metrics (g CO2/ATK for dedicated cargo planes and g CO2/ASK for dedicated passenger aircraft) suitable for use in establishing a CO2 standard for new commercial aircraft.

Publication: White paper