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News reports and features, February 2018

Was die Diesel-Verkaufszahlen senkt —Heise Online, 2/5/2018 UN agency targets black-carbon pollution from ships —Nature, 2/6/2018 Study Ranks Trans-Pacific Airline Fuel Efficiency —Aviation...
Published 2018.02.28: News

Size matters for aircraft fuel efficiency. Just not in the way that you think.

In our recent transpacific airline ranking, we assessed and compared the fuel efficiency of the top 20 airlines operating flights between the U.S., East Asia, and Oceana.  One interesting finding was...One might assume that the larger the plane, the more fuel-efficient it is per passenger due to economies of scale. But in the case of flights over the Pacific, conventional wisdom turns out to be...
Published 2018.02.27: Blog Post

Ensuring driving on electricity is cheaper than driving on gasoline

This briefing provides an overview of the energy cost per mile for a vehicle using gasoline versus the energy cost per mile using electricity in the United States. It highlights the imperative to...
Published 2018.02.26: Publication

Sustainability challenges of lignocellulosic bioenergy crops

This briefing paper reviews evidence on the environmental risks of growing lignocellulosic energy crops for biofuel production. The sustainability of energy crops such as Miscanthus, switchgrass, and...
Published 2018.02.26: Publication

Mexico heavy-duty vehicle emission standards

The Mexican government published final emissions standards for engines used in heavy-duty trucks and buses and complete heavy-duty vehicles, NOM-044-SEMARNAT-2017 on February 19, 2018. Starting...
Published 2018.02.22: 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

How things work: OMEGA modeling case study based on the 2018 Toyota Camry

The 2018 Toyota Camry incorporates eight technology upgrades that are specifically modelled in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Optimization Model for Reducing Emissions of Greenhouse Gases...
Published 2018.02.21: Publication

Shikha Rokadiya

Published 2018.02.16: Profile

The role of standards in reducing CO2 emissions of passenger cars in the EU

The origin of the EU vehicle CO2 regulation is by now a well-known story. European car manufacturers promised to voluntarily reduce average CO2 emissions of new cars to 140 g/km by 2008, starting in...
Published 2018.02.12: Publication

Real-world emissions in China: A meta-study of PEMS data

Vehicle emissions control programs in China have made considerable progress, mainly attributed to the uptake of emissions control technologies driven by increasingly stringent standards and improved...
Published 2018.02.12: Publication

Effects of battery manufacturing on electric vehicle life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions

This briefing reviews recent research regarding greenhouse gas emissions from the manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles. We analyze this research in the overall context of life...
Published 2018.02.09: Publication

Leena Saini

Published 2018.02.06: Profile

John Wall

Published 2018.02.06: Profile

A comparison of induced land-use change emissions estimates from energy crops

The introduction of the first generation of biofuels made from food crops has been controversial largely due to concerns over competition for land with food crops, thus raising global crop prices and...
Published 2018.02.06: Publication

Brent Harris

Published 2018.02.05: Profile

Michael Walsh

Published 2018.02.05: Profile

Gianni López

Published 2018.02.05: Profile

Ann Marie Sastry

Published 2018.02.05: Profile

Christian Hochfeld

Published 2018.02.05: Profile

Michael Wang

Published 2018.02.05: Profile

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