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Automobile production in Canada and implications for Canada’s 2025 passenger vehicle greenhouse gas standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recently announced that its passenger vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) standards for 2025 will be weakened. With Canada’s regulation tied directly to the EPA...
Published 2018.04.10: Publication

Canada lags the United States in climate accounting of biofuels

The Clean Fuel Standard (CFS), a major pillar of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, aims to reduce GHG emissions by 30 million tonnes of CO2e annually by 2030 by reducing...Canada's Clean Fuel Standard aims to reduce GHG emissions by 30 million tonnes of CO2e annually by 2030. However, by ignoring emissions from indirect land-use change, the CFS could hit its target on...
Published 2018.04.04: Blog Post

An overview of Canada's proposed clean fuel standard

This policy update provides a summary of Canada’s proposed federal clean fuel standard (CFS) policy structure based on proposals and the framework document from Environment and Climate Change Canada...
Published 2018.03.13: Publication

U.S. and Canada: On vehicle emissions compliance and enforcement, two feds are better than one

It’s hard to overstate the importance of the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal in terms of raising international awareness around the critical importance of having robust provisions in place to monitor...As both U.S. and Canada work to improve their C&E programs, we applaud their team effort to tackle air quality challenges, encourage them to continue to strengthen this partnership, and hope to...
Published 2018.01.22: Blog Post

Comments to Environment and Climate Change Canada on the Clean Fuel Standard Regulatory Framework

Written comments by the ICCT to Environment and Climate Change Canada regarding the agency's proposed Clean Fuel Standard framework. Specifically, the comments warn the omission of indirect land use...
Published 2018.01.19: News

Canada-U.S. transborder airline fuel-efficiency ranking

More than 27 million passengers flew between the United States and Canada in 2016, and this number is expected to double in two decades. Despite regulatory efforts to curb aviation emissions,...
Published 2017.12.27: Publication

Electric vehicle charging infrastructure around the world

Electric vehicle charging infrastructure is a key requirement for the transition to electric mobility. Governments, private companies, utilities, and automakers are investing heavily in charging...
Published 2017.12.04: Event

How well are governments enforcing vehicle emissions standards? Worldwide, the answer is: Not as well as they could be

New survey-based study shows notable disparities in compliance activities, accomplishments among most important global vehicle markets Washington DC—A new study cataloging and evaluating the efforts...
Published 2017.11.14: News

Umsetzung der Abgasgesetzgebung für Fahrzeuge weltweit oft unzureichend, insbesondere in der EU bislang ineffektive Umsetzung und Nachkontrolle

Eine neue Studie der unabhängigen Forschungsorganisation International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) untersucht, wie effektiv die verantwortlichen Behörden der wichtigsten Fahrzeugmärkte...
Published 2017.11.14: News

Global baseline assessment of compliance and enforcement programs for vehicle emissions and energy efficiency

As vehicle pollution and fuel efficiency regulations have become more stringent, the technologies required to mitigate emissions and reduce fuel consumption become increasingly complex. One...
Published 2017.11.14: Publication

Emerging best practices for electric vehicle charging infrastructure

This report provides a global assessment of charging infrastructure deployment practices, challenges, and emerging best practices in major electric vehicle markets. Although most early adopters...
Published 2017.10.04: Publication

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

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

2017 Global update: Light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards

Global greenhouse gas (GHG) emission and fuel economy standards for light-duty vehicles (LDVs) have progressed significantly in a little more than a decade. Ten years ago, only four governments had...
Published 2017.06.23: Publication

Proposed second-phase greenhouse gas emission standards for heavy-duty engines and vehicles in Canada

On March 4, 2017, Environment and Climate Change Canada published proposed standards to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from new on-road heavy-duty vehicles. These Phase 2 regulations would...
Published 2017.06.15: Publication

Comments to Environment and Climate Change Canada on the Clean Fuel Standard Discussion Paper

Written comments to Environment and Climate Change Canada regarding the agency's Clean Fuel Standard discussion paper. The comments offer technical observations and recommendations for ECCC to...
Published 2017.04.25: News

A surprising key to unlocking the electric vehicle market: Utilities

There’s no doubt about it: Electric vehicles are on the rise. But for every story about the inevitability of electric vehicles, there’s another one about the barriers. Cost, charging, and consumer...One increasingly important – and perhaps unexpected – leader in the quest to figure things out may be your local electric power utility. Utilities are starting to see how the flexibility of electric...
Published 2017.03.21: Blog Post

Market analysis of heavy-duty commercial trailers in Canada

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) commissioned this commercial trailer market study along with a previous research project to investigate the costs and adoption rates of heavy-duty...
Published 2017.03.09: Publication

Canada’s hot and heavy (duty) GHG proposal

Hot off the press: this past Saturday the Canadian government released its proposed regulation for heavy-duty vehicle greenhouse gas standards. This is Phase 2 of the regulation. Phase 1 was...This past Saturday the Canadian government released its proposed regulation for HDV GHG standards. Three things that caught our eye right away: the benefits exceed costs by nearly 3-to-1, fuel...
Published 2017.03.09: Blog Post

Literature review on power utility best practices regarding electric vehicles

This literature review analyzes current practices of electric power utilities to plan for the increased deployment of electric vehicles. The review summarizes a wide array of projects, initiatives,...
Published 2017.02.14: Publication

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