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China’s Stage VI emissions standard for heavy-duty vehicles (final rule)

On June 28, 2018, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) of the People’s Republic of China released the final rule for the China VI emission standard for heavy-duty vehicles. The China VI...
Published 2018.07.20: Publication

Reviving supersonic flight would likely have significant harmful environmental consequences, new analysis shows

New supersonic aircraft could burn 5 to 7 times more fuel than standard aircraft and exceed CO2 emission limits by 70% The re-introduction of supersonic transport aircraft (SST) into commercial...
Published 2018.07.17: News

Costs of emission reduction technologies for diesel engines used in non-road vehicles and equipment

Diesel engines used to power non-road equipment and vehicles, such as agricultural tractors and construction equipment, are a significant source of air pollutant emissions. Several regions around the...
Published 2018.07.11: Publication

China VI: A milestone for the world’s transition to soot-free vehicles

On June 28, China officially released the China VI emission standard for new heavy-duty vehicles, which is equivalent to, or in some aspects even more stringent, than the Euro VI emission standard....On June 28, China officially released the China VI emission standard for new heavy-duty vehicles. If effectively implemented, it will transition all new heavy-duty vehicles in China to soot-free...
Published 2018.07.03: Blog Post

Palm oil is the elephant in the greenhouse

Palm oil isn’t as bad for climate as you think. It’s worse. The oil palm industry is expanding quickly into tropical rainforest, and increasingly into peat swamp forest. The total land area planted...Palm oil isn’t as bad for climate as you think. It’s worse.
Published 2018.06.06: Blog Post

India Bharat Stage IV and V non-road emission standards

India’s Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has released the final rule for non-road Bharat Stage (CEV/Trem) IV and V emission standards, including stringent emission limits on particulate matter...
Published 2018.06.04: Publication

Fuel efficiency technology potential of HDVs between 3.5 and 12 tonnes in India

This analysis examines the potential of fuel-saving technologies for new heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) in India less than 12 tonnes over the next 10 years. This is a follow-up study to research that we...
Published 2018.06.01: Publication

Technical considerations for implementing a Real Driving Emissions test for passenger vehicles in India

This position brief makes specific recommendations regarding the adoption of Real Driving Emissions (RDE) testing in India. The recommendations are geared towards ensuring that implementation of an...
Published 2018.05.31: Publication

ILUC factors and palm oil yields: Resolving an apparent contradiction

Farmers and other biofuel stakeholders sometimes express disbelief in the magnitude of indirect land use change (ILUC) emissions that researchers say is associated with palm oil biodiesel. For...Palm plantations have a much higher yield of vegetable oil per hectare compared to rapeseed and other oil crops. How can the ILUC emissions for palm oil biodiesel be so much higher than for those...
Published 2018.05.31: Blog Post

Compatibility of mid-level biodiesel blends in vehicles in Indonesia

Indonesia promotes biodiesel consumption through a blending mandate and a subsidy program. The current required biodiesel blend level in transport fuels is 20%, set to increase to 30% in 2020. The...
Published 2018.04.17: Publication

One weird trick to improve airline efficiency - gain belly weight!

In our recent transpacific airline fuel-efficiency ranking, we quantified the passenger-based fuel efficiency of 20 airlines after correcting for cargo carried on passenger flights ("belly freight...Would ICCT's recent transpacific fuel efficiency ranking change if dedicated freighters were taken into account? Did the rankings incorrectly reward airlines for carrying belly freight when putting...
Published 2018.02.22: Blog Post

Transpacific airline fuel efficiency ranking, 2016

This report compares the fuel efficiency of 20 airlines operating nonstop flights between the mainland United States and East Asia and Oceania. It extends the previous transatlantic fuel efficiency...
Published 2018.01.16: Publication

Hainan and ANA operate the most fuel-efficient transpacific flights

New study ranking 20 carriers shows 64% gap between leaders and least efficient Qantas Hainan Airlines and All Nippon Airways (ANA) ranked first in overall fuel efficiency among transpacific...
Published 2018.01.16: News

Zero emission buses are worth reaching for, but emission performance standards are the low-hanging fruit

Sales of battery electric buses (BEBs) are surging in major cities around the world. Los Angeles, California committed to shift its 2,200 bus fleet to zero-emission buses (including BEBs) by 2030,...Sales of battery electric buses are surging, yet a complete technology transition won't happen overnight. Meanwhile, tightening emission standards on conventionally powered buses would have immediate...
Published 2017.11.16: Blog Post

The hidden cost of Indonesia’s biodiesel mandate to consumers

Indonesian drivers probably don’t realize they are paying more at the pump because of their country’s biodiesel mandate, which sets ambitious targets for the blending of biodiesel in diesel fuel....Indonesian drivers probably don’t realize they are paying more at the pump because of their country’s biodiesel mandate, which sets ambitious targets for the blending of biodiesel in diesel fuel....
Published 2017.11.15: Blog Post

Accelerating deployment of soot-free bus rapid transit fleets

The Soot-Free Urban Bus Fleets Project aims to secure commitments in 20 megacities to shift new bus procurements to the cleanest bus engine technology. ICCT Clean Air Program Lead Ray Minjares will...
Published 2017.10.18: Event

Financing the transition to soot-free urban bus fleets in 20 megacities

This report addresses the opportunities for facilitating, and the barriers to financing, the transition to soot-free urban bus fleets in 20 megacities. A soot-free engine is any diesel or alternative...
Published 2017.10.11: Publication

Status of policies for clean vehicles and fuels in select G20 countries

Realizing the immense opportunity to promote energy efficiency in their economies, G20 economies adopted an Energy Efficiency Action Plan that identified six focus areas for collaborative activity,...
Published 2017.08.15: Publication

Impacts of world class vehicle efficiency and emissions regulations in select G20 countries

In 2014, the G20 Energy Efficiency Action Plan prioritized the establishment of a Transport Task Group (TTG) to promote cooperation among participating G20 countries to develop domestic policies that...
Published 2017.01.25: Publication

A global strategy to introduce low-sulfur fuels and cleaner diesel vehicles

Diesel engines power the dominant share of goods movement, construction equipment, and public transport vehicles in the global economy. This report presents a global strategy to reduce fine...
Published 2016.11.28: Publication

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