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Follow up on 'Environmental Burden Shifting' and Biofuels

In my earlier blog on environmental burden shifting of biofuels, I emphasized the need for developing a holistic framework for low carbon fuel policy to avoid a pitfall that comes with implementing a...The ICCT's work on biofuels focuses on greenhouse gas emissions implications, but it's also important to be aware of the other consequences of expanding the biofuels industry.
Published 2012.10.17: Blog Post

Reducing pollutant emissions and fuel consumption in 2- and 3-wheelers in India: A technical assessment

Motorcycle sales in India have been growing at double-digit rates, and recently passed the million-vehicle-per-month mark. With annual sales five times those of passenger cars, motorcycles dominate...
Published 2012.10.15: Event

Reducing aerodynamic drag and rolling resistance from heavy-duty trucks

This report summarizes the commercial technologies available in the U.S. and Europe that can be used to improve the fuel efficiency of heavy freight trucks by reducing aerodynamic drag and rolling...
Published 2012.10.15: Publication

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicle infrastructure

This informal workshop addressed global challenges and opportunities for the deployment of hydrogen infrastructure to support the early commercial fuel cell electric vehicle market. A number of...
Published 2012.10.13: Event

GCB Bioenergy paper: European biofuel policy will fail to deliver unless ‘iLUC factors’ are added

A new ICCT study, in the journal ‘Global Change Biology: Bioenergy’, shows that without modification the existing EU biofuels mandate is likely to fail in its goal of reducing CO2 emissions from...
Published 2012.10.05: Publication

Proposed amendments to EU Fuel Quality and Renewable Energy Directives

The European Commission is finalizing a new proposal for amendments to Europe’s Fuel Quality and renewable Energy Directives that will address indirect land use change (ILUC) and limit support for...
Published 2012.09.29: Publication

EPA finalizes 2013 biomass-based diesel requirement

On Friday, Sept 14, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a biomass-based diesel volume requirement of 1.28 billion gallons in 2013, an increase from 1 billion gallons in 2012. The...The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that the biomass-based diesel volume requirement under the RFS2 will be 1.28 billion gallons in 2013
Published 2012.09.18: Blog Post

Top vehicle markets, 2011

It's that time of the year, when we roll out the Top Ten Eleven vehicle markets cartogram. As usual, based on data from Ward's. Scroll down for the nifty graphic (thanks to Chris Malins). Compared...It's that time of the year: we roll out the cartogram.
Published 2012.09.10: Blog Post

Emissions and fuel consumption reduction potential from two- and three-wheelers in India

Motorcycle sales in India have been growing at double-digit rates, and recently passed the million-vehicle-per-month mark. With annual sales five times those of passenger cars, motorcycles dominate...
Published 2012.09.10: Publication

ICCT joins Climate and Clean Air Coalition

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) issued a press release officially welcoming ICCT as an NGO partner. CCAC is a global effort among governments, intergovernmental and nongovernmental...
Published 2012.08.27: News

Calculating electric drive vehicle GHG emissions

Calculating the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions attributable to the production of electricity and hydrogen used to power electric drive vehicles is important for understanding the role such vehicles...
Published 2012.08.24: Publication

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Published 2012.08.24: Page

Reducing automobile CO2 emissions: Can the EU draw lessons from Japan?

A few months ago we were contacted by some grad students from the Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU) at the Free University Berlin who were working on a comparison of vehicle CO2 regulation...Some notes on, and a link to, a recent project report from students at the Free University Berlin comparing policy-making progress.
Published 2012.08.16: Blog Post

ICCT conference paper looks at the potential for biomass energy to 2050

The ICCT recently presented a reassessment of the global biomass potential in 2050. As the E.U. and other regions begin planning for the growth of renewable energy to 2050, burgeoning interest in...Reassessment of several major studies of potential biomass availability shows that the higher estimates in the literature are based on over-optimistic and questionable assumptions, and that 100 EJ of...
Published 2012.08.10: Blog Post

CleanTransportation podcast

New US passenger vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for 2017–2025 may be finalized as early as August 15—next week. CT podcast has interviews with Drew Kodjak and John German on the...
Published 2012.08.10: News

A Bigger Plan for Bharat IV

In a recent Times of India article, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) said what we’ve been saying all along: that Bharat IV standards should be implemented nationwide, and a...Now even the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers agrees that Bharat IV standards should be implemented nationwide, and a roadmap to Euro VI standards drawn up quickly. Is it feasible?
Published 2012.08.08: Blog Post

German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (DANL) discourages promotion of bioenergy

A new report by the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (or Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina; DANL) advises Germany to avoid promoting bioenergy production and to insist that...The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldinahas examined bioenergy potential in Germany, concluding that resources are limited and that there is substantial risk of causing ecological damage if...
Published 2012.08.03: Blog Post

Article on EU efficiency standards

On July 11, 2012, the European Commission put forward two regulatory proposals that would implement mandatory 2020 CO2 emission targets for new passenger vehicles (95 g/km) and light-commercial...
Published 2012.07.24: News

USDA: Agricultural Adaptation to a Changing Climate

  The United States Department of Agriculture has released a new report on climate change impacts on U.S. agriculture and the effectiveness of adaptation strategies. Comparing results from four...USDA expects climate change to reduce corn yields - mitigation strategies could protect yields, but at the risk of other environmental consequences.
Published 2012.07.20: Blog Post

Mexico light-duty vehicle CO2 and fuel economy standards

On July 12, 2012, the Government of Mexico officially published proposed regulations of CO2 emissions and the fuel economy equivalent for new passenger vehicles—cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs—...
Published 2012.07.19: Publication

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