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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

Beyond hazardous

In Beijing, air pollution is once again off the charts. The first red alert of the winter was issued in December while I was there, and the heavy smog (mixed with apparently hazardous fog) is now...In Beijing, air pollution is once again off the charts. The air-quality challenge is exacerbated by geographical and meteorological conditions, but the human-made pollution is anything but a natural...
Published 2017.01.04: Blog Post

Technology pathways for diesel engines used in non-road vehicles and equipment

Internal combustion engines are ubiquitous in today’s society. Applications for these engines cover a broad spectrum, ranging from vehicles that transport passengers and move goods to specialized...
Published 2016.09.16: Publication

Costs and benefits of shore power at the port of Shenzhen

China is home to seven of the world’s ten largest and busiest container ports. While these ports bring an economic benefit to China, they also bring shipping-related emissions. Studies conducted in...
Published 2015.12.28: Publication

China's commitment to improving heavy-duty vehicle efficiency [Press statement]

Last Friday, during President Xi Jinping’s visit to Washington, DC, China announced further significant steps to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Among the important elements of China’s strategy is a...
Published 2015.09.28: News

广东省在用车排放控制方案评估与分析比对报告

控制在用车排放,特别是高排放的老旧车辆,能够快速有效的缓解城市空气污染。 随着中国空气质量改善压力的与日俱增,为减少使用机动车对环境所造成的影响,广东省已经采取了多种方法来减少现有的在用车排放。 广东各市都根据自身的特殊情况和需求,因地制宜的制订出了不同的管理方案。目前,广东省比较普遍的在用车排放控制措施包括通过I/M管理、遥感监测、现场检测、公众监督等手段开展在用车达标管理;推广使用清洁燃料...
Published 2015.06.30: Publication

Costs and benefits of motor vehicle emission control programs in China

China has made tremendous progress in emission control for on-road vehicles (light-duty vehicles, buses, and heavy-duty trucks) in recent decades. The vehicle population in China grew nearly...
Published 2015.06.29: Publication

Review and comparative analysis of in-use vehicle emission control programs in Guangdong Province

Controlling emissions from the in-use fleet, particularly from high emitters and older vehicles, can immediately alleviate urban air pollution. As pressure to address China's air quality issues...
Published 2015.06.29: Publication

Policies to reduce fuel consumption, air pollution, and carbon emissions from vehicles in G20 nations

The transport sector consumes more than half of global oil production, and releases nearly a quarter of all anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions. Motor vehicles and engines contribute to ambient...
Published 2015.06.08: Publication

Exploring the climate and health benefits from public transit

As the world rapidly becomes more motorized and more urban, it faces an increasingly urgent dilemma: how to move people efficiently while improving air quality and reducing climate impacts. In high-...It is possible to mitigate climate change and lower health impacts through less reliance on private automobiles, reduced urban sprawl, higher rates of public transit, and stringent vehicle emission...
Published 2015.05.08: Blog Post

ICCT and Shenzhen Habitat and Environment Committee sign Memorandum of Understanding

On 21 March 2015 the International Council on Clean Transportation and the Shenzhen Habitat and Environment Committee (SZHEC) signed a memorandum of understanding that will form the basis of a...
Published 2015.03.24: News

Want to help China's smog problem? Some lessons learned from the U.S. Clean Air Act

Over the past two weeks, former CCTV reporter Chai Jing’s documentary “Under the Dome – Investigating China’s Smog” caused a sensation in China and the rest of the world. We were (naturally)...China is in the process of amending its Clean Air Law. Experience with the CAA highlights some key principles that can help give environmental agencies the teeth they need.
Published 2015.03.13: Blog Post

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

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

Supplemental NOx standards for Euro IV/V HDVs in Beijing

Some heavy-duty diesel vehicles certified to the Euro IV and V standards emit excess NOx emissions when operating in low-speed, urban driving conditions. In some cases, real-world NOx emissions from...
Published 2013.07.18: Publication

Hong Kong takes an important first step in regulating shipping emissions

In his first annual policy address earlier this year, Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying announced a number of policies to address transportation emissions. Among these was a proposal to...Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has announced a proposal to require ships to switch to low-sulfur fuel while berthed, an action that would make Hong Kong the first port in Asia with such a mandate.
Published 2013.04.19: Blog Post

An overlooked contributor to China's recent air-quality woes

Beijing’s recent episode of off-the-charts-bad air quality provoked a remarkable level of worldwide attention. The haze enveloping many Chinese cities, including not only Beijing but also other large...One culprit behind the deadly air quality in some of China's biggest cities has been receiving comparatively little scrutiny: air pollution from ships.
Published 2013.02.07: 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

Seeking solutions to China's air pollution crisis

As Beijing continues to struggle with severely elevated air pollution levels this week, domestic and international media have kept a strong spotlight on China's air quality. On Friday, the New York...Air pollution is a regional problem, requiring widespread, deep, and permanent emissions cuts. Implementing stringent emission reduction policies will mean confronting entrenched state-owned...
Published 2013.01.19: Blog Post

北京的空气污染:从关注到解决

[This is a Chinese-language version of my earlier post here.] 过去的一周,在恶劣的天气条件下,北京和中、东部地区很多城市都经历了严重的空气污染。数个空气质量监测点都出现PM2.5爆表的情况。这种前所未有的严重污染引发了国内外媒体的广泛关注和报道,很多市民也纷纷通过微博表达了对恶劣空气质量的不满。值得注意的是,...Chinese-language translation of the previous post.
Published 2013.01.19: Blog Post

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