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Global progress toward soot-free diesel vehicles in 2018

This report assesses progress in 2018 toward implementing the Climate and Clean Air Coalition's (CCAC) global strategy to introduce low-sulfur fuels and cleaner diesel vehicles. The rapid reduction...
Published 2018.07.02: 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

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

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

Policies for efficient transport will lower oil prices, create jobs, and help countries meet climate pledges

Signed by 177 countries in April, the Paris climate agreement has been hailed by business leaders and heads of state as the “end of the fossil fuel era.” Now, as countries translate their intended...The expansion of fuel-saving transport policies has important implications for the future of the global oil market and its impacts on major economies.
Published 2016.06.13: Blog Post

Oil market futures: Effects of low-carbon transport policies on long-term oil prices

This study, commissioned by the European Climate Foundation, evaluates the effects of transport technology and policies on oil prices and the wider economy. The study compares a Business-as-Usual (...
Published 2016.04.29: Publication

Correcting the record: CALmatters story on California's goal to cut oil use

I was quoted out of context in a story on California's SB 350 published by CALmatters August 4. Ordinarily I'd just chalk it up to the hazards of dealing with the press, but the story's being...I was quoted out of context in a story on Senate Bill 350, which would assert California's role as a global leader in transportation and environmental policy as emphatically as the state has ever...
Published 2015.08.19: Blog Post

Request for Proposals: Fuel and Vehicle Flows in Western and Southern Africa

Summary The ICCT is seeking an experienced consulting group or individual with expertise in the downstream oil and the transportation sectors in Western and Southern Africa. The proposed project...
Published 2015.07.06: News

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

Choose Your Own Adventure: By Plane, Car, Train, or Bus?

Is flying really greener than driving? In previous work, we concluded that it’s likely not – at least for the average flight and road trip on comparable distances (300 to 500 mile trips). In a new...Is flying really greener than driving? On average, no, but it does depend on the fuel economy of your vehicle as well as the number of passengers.
Published 2015.04.30: Blog Post


本报告是国际清洁交通委员会(ICCT)对广东省实施更加严格的新车排放与燃油质量标准进行的成本效益分析。该报告对未来污染排放、健康与气候影响、以及相关成本进行预测分析。 分析结果表明,在广东提前实施国5/V(轻型车/重型车)排放标准和超低硫燃油标准可以迅速减少来自机动车的污染排放。污染排放的下降将减轻空气污染,提高公共健康,同时降低了影响气候变化污染物的排放。运用标准成本效益法,...
Published 2014.06.20: Publication

China V gasoline and diesel fuel quality standards

In February 2013, China’s State Council called for nationwide desulfurization of gasoline and diesel fuel to a maximum sulfur content of 10 parts-per-million (ppm) by the end of 2017. Over the course...
Published 2014.01.17: Publication

Unfortunately, peak oil is not at hand

A Citi Research report on so-called peak oil demand has been drawing a lot of attention lately. Understandably: what could be bigger news for anyone concerned with climate change, energy security,...The enthusiastic reaction to a Citi Research report is understandable, but premature. World oil demand isn't on track to peak in analyses that are based on known technology and policy trends.
Published 2013.11.04: Blog Post

The case for early implementation of stricter fuel quality and vehicle emission standards in India

The 2013 Auto Fuel Policy Committee is charged with establishing a roadmap for vehicle emission and fuel quality standards in India through 2025. While there is a general consensus that India...
Published 2013.08.16: Publication

La Normatividad ambiental: Un ingrediente esencial para mejorar la salud y la competitividad de México

[Jump to English-language text] A partir del éxito construido por la reciente publicación del estándar de rendimiento de combustible (emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero GHG) para la categoría...
Published 2013.07.24: Publication

Let's update US fuel policy to promote electric vehicles

The US Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS 2) has proven itself to be ahead of its time, so to speak. The planned trajectory away from corn ethanol toward non-food-based fuels—i.e., cellulosic biofuels, aka...The House Energy and Commerce Committee is about to review the US Renewable Fuel Standard, with a view toward tweaking it. One improvement would be to make the RFS2 more accommodating to electric...
Published 2013.07.22: Blog Post

Policy measures to finance the transition to lower sulfur motor fuels

[中文版本见下] Provides an overview of international experiences related to financing motor fuel desulfurization by introducing fiscal and other policy measures from Japan, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom,...
Published 2013.06.17: Publication

Tier 3 motor vehicle emission and fuel standards (NPRM)

  The U.S. EPA has proposed new vehicle emissions and fuel quality standards intended to reduce air pollution from motor vehicles. The proposed standards, which will be phased in from 2017 to 2025 (...
Published 2013.05.03: Publication

India’s diesel fuel price hike: Better for fuel under-recoveries, inadequate to stem passenger car dieselization

Last spring, my colleague Hui He blogged about then-new vehicle taxes in India. She argued that the increase in excise taxes on bigger passenger cars was a welcome step toward disincentivizing the...The Indian government's decision to phase out diesel subsidies is good as far as it goes, but it doesn't go as far as it could.
Published 2013.02.13: Blog Post