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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

Low-carbon technology pathways for soot-free urban bus fleets in 20 megacities

Urban transit bus fleets are a significant source of air pollutant emissions, including black carbon, a harmful ultrafine particle and potent short-lived climate pollutant. Transit bus fleets are...
Published 2017.08.31: Publication

Impacts and mitigation of excess diesel NOx emissions in 11 major vehicle markets

A new study published online May 15 in the journal Nature quantifies the global health and environmental burden of real-world diesel NOx emissions in 11 major vehicle markets. The study found that...
Published 2017.05.22: Event

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

Survey of best practices in reducing emissions through vehicle replacement programs

In many regions of the world, older, high-emitting vehicles account for a small percentage of the overall vehicle fleet but a disproportionately large share of total emissions. These vehicles may be...
Published 2015.03.02: Publication

CCAC Green Freight Call to Action

The High Level Assembly of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) met in Warsaw on November 21, one of the events during the recently concluded COP19....
Published 2013.12.05: News

Tightening vehicle and fuels standards to benefit global health and climate

Study finds that more stringent standards worldwide could dramatically reduce premature mortality while cutting short-lived climate pollutant emissions as much as 80%. Download the report [.pdf]...
Published 2013.11.12: News

What might US-China collaboration on clean fuels and vehicles focus on?

My colleague Nic Lutsey recently blogged about a new development in US-China climate collaboration: a focus on improving the efficiency of heavy-duty trucks. Trucks are a large and growing...The US-China Climate Change Working Group also has great potential to deliver direct health benefits beyond its climate change mitigation impact.
Published 2013.08.02: Blog Post

Cleaning up the diesel vehicles already on the road

Older diesel vehicles are prime culprits when it comes to both urban air pollution and climate change. Although they usually make up only a small percentage of all the vehicles in a region, they...Old diesel vehicles are prime culprits when it comes to both urban air pollution and climate change. Although they usually make up only a small percentage of all the vehicles in a region, they can...
Published 2013.08.02: Blog Post

Breathing in Beijing (and New Delhi, and Tehran, and . . .)

Over the weekend, numerous global news sources reported on the record-breaking concentrations of fine particles—PM2.5—in Beijing, and the health issues that come along with them. Several sources (e.g...Acute, local pollution spikes are dangerous and unpleasant for those living through them, but they are just a part of the global pollution problem. Two recent reports highlight broader health and...
Published 2013.01.19: Blog Post