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Global Fuel Economy Initiative's networking meeting

Materials from the GFEI's global networking meeting, held June 20 and 21 at UNEP's headquarters in Paris, are now online here. Quoting from the GFEI site's description of the event: [D]elegates...
Published 2013.06.25: News

A good candidate for executive action from the Obama administration

By now everyone who wants to know does know that President Obama has promised “executive actions” on climate change if Congress continues to evade the problem. That has naturally re-energized...Heavy-duty vehicles account for 6% of total US GHG emissions—not as juicy a target as the one-third that come from power plants, but significant enough to merit a real focus this term.
Published 2013.03.15: Blog Post

Global transportation energy and climate roadmap

This report evaluates the impact of transportation policies on worldwide oil consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the potential for reductions in both out to 2030. It finds that...
Published 2012.12.01: Publication

Mexico's proposed fuel-economy standards: Short interview with John German

I spoke recently with ICCT senior fellow John German about the opportunities posed by harmonization of fuel economy standards throughout North America. It's a short "interview," about six minutes,...Conversation with ICCT senior fellow John German about the opportunities posed by harmonization of fuel economy standards throughout North America.
Published 2012.06.13: Blog Post

Mexico's groundbreaking fuel economy standards

Hot on the heels of passing a landmark climate bill which promises a 30% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030 from business as usual, the Mexican government is proposing its first real measure to...Mexico's proposed fuel economy standards for LDVs will be the first in Latin America, and represent the first time North America will harmonize around a single set of vehicle standards.
Published 2012.05.24: Blog Post

Transportation efficiency in 2030

Transportation of people and goods currently contributes about a quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, and this share is growing. Unprecedented income and population growth in the...Modeling different transportation scenarios shows interesting trends in GHG emissions from transport through 2030 given the  "policy pipeline” in the world's largest vehicle markets.
Published 2012.04.27: Blog Post

EU car manufacturers likely to meet 2015 CO2 target early

Most people have some dates they eagerly anticipate, over and above the usual birthdays and anniversaries. Some are easier to explain than others. For the ICCT’s passenger vehicles team, the date of...According to preliminary ICCT internal data, the average CO2 emission level of new passenger cars in the EU in 2011 was around 135 g/km. This equals approximately 5.3 l/100 km of fuel consumption (...
Published 2012.04.12: Blog Post

Heavy-duty vehicles workshop

The European Commission DG Climate Action and the ICCT sponsored a public workshop on November 10th in Brussels, bringing together regulators, manufacturers, fleets, academics and NGOs to facilitate...
Published 2011.10.21: Event

Thought experiment: Applying the proposed U.S. 2025 PV standards to the EU fleet

On July 29 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a Supplemental Notice of Intent (SNOI) on 2017–2025 Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle...A preliminary estimate of what it would mean to apply the proposed U.S. CAFE and GHG standards for passenger vehicles in Europe.
Published 2011.09.12: Blog Post

The importance of mandatory standards

Recent trends in specific CO2 emissions from new passenger cars registered in Europe highlight the significant difference that mandatory emissions performance standards can make. In 1998, the...Recent trends in specific CO2 emissions from new passenger cars registered in Europe highlight the significant difference that mandatory emissions performance standards can make.
Published 2011.04.20: Blog Post