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Silent but deadly: The case of shipping emissions

Earlier this month a group of researchers from the ICCT, The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, and the University of Colorado Boulder released a new study...The health impacts of light-duty diesels are widely known today. But a new global study analyzing early deaths from transportation air pollution also highlights a lesser known culprit: international...
Published 2019.03.22: Blog Post

A global snapshot of the air pollution-related health impacts of transportation sector emissions in 2010 and 2015

Exhaust from vehicles is a major source of outdoor air pollution worldwide. This study links state-of-the-art vehicle emissions, air pollution, and epidemiological models to estimate the impacts of...
Published 2019.02.26: Publication

Fact sheet: International policy impacts on palm oil in Indonesia

Global demand for palm oil has been growing rapidly, with worldwide imports almost tripling since 2000. Indonesia produces 51% of international palm oil and palm kernel oil imports. While overall...
Published 2019.01.30: Publication

International policy and market drivers of Indonesian palm oil demand

Indonesia produces roughly half of all palm oil and palm kernel oil globally. Palm oil has a variety of uses in food, animal feed, oleochemicals, and other industrial purposes. One significant use of...
Published 2019.01.30: Publication

What you don’t know can hurt you: European vacation edition

In our recent transatlantic airline fuel efficiency study update, we compared the fuel efficiency of 20 airlines with routes between the United States and Europe. Most of the transatlantic routes in...Finding the lowest carbon flight for a specific trip is more complicated than simply choosing the most fuel-efficient carrier.
Published 2018.12.10: Blog Post

Kinks in the pipeline: A survey of downstream alternative jet fuels challenges

We often hear about how biofuels and other alternative fuels will be needed to decarbonize the aviation sector in the long-run. How easy or difficult will this be to achieve? There are already some...Although touted by some as necessary to decarbonize the aviation sector, logistics are still an issue for alternative jet fuels.
Published 2018.10.31: Blog Post

Modernizing vehicle regulations for electrification

This briefing summarizes existing practices and develops design principles related to adapting vehicle efficiency and CO2 standards in the 2020–2030 time frame to enable a long-term transition to...
Published 2018.10.21: Publication

Bioenergy can solve some of our climate problems, but not all of them at once

Bioenergy has become a popular decarbonization strategy—so popular that policy makers and researchers in several sectors are claiming biofuels, bio-electricity, and bio-heat can deliver a large...Bioenergy has become a popular decarbonization strategy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. However, even if bioenergy production is maximized, competition across industry sectors is high.
Published 2018.10.15: Blog Post

Will slow and steady win the race for alternative jet fuels?

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) relies heavily on the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from...Despite ICAO's reliance on alternative jet fuels to decarbonize the avaiation industry, production does not appear to be keeping up.
Published 2018.10.09: Blog Post

New supersonic transport aircraft: Fuel burn parity, or environmental parody?

In 2016, Sir Richard Branson, president of Virgin Atlantic Airways, announced that the Virgin Group would assist aviation start-up Boom in developing a new supersonic transport (SST) aircraft.  Boom...Boom Technologies' CEO claims the company's proposed supersonic aircraft's fuel burn will be on par with subsonic business-class travel. Will it?
Published 2018.09.28: Blog Post

Market analysis of heavy-duty commercial trailers in Europe

Heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) are currently responsible for about one-fourth of fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector in the European Union. Within the HDV sector in...
Published 2018.09.24: Publication

Carbon intensity gap surged to a new high of 63% for transatlantic carriers in 2017

Updated study shows fuel efficiency improving an average of 1% per year since 2014, less than industry goal. A study released today by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)found...
Published 2018.09.11: News

Transatlantic airline fuel efficiency ranking, 2017

This report compares the fuel efficiency of 20 airlines operating nonstop flights between the mainland United States and Europe. It uses the same methodology as in the 2016 transpacific fuel...
Published 2018.09.11: Publication

The future is electric, but why’s it taking so long?

As clean energy policy and business leaders convene in San Francisco for the September 12-14 Global Climate Action Summit, few topics of discussion are as hot as how to transition to electric...Many automakers have shared details on their plans for an electric future. How does it stack up to public policy goals?
Published 2018.09.06: Blog Post

Clean, Efficient and Electric: Transportation Solutions at the GCAS

Please join the ICCT and partners for a full day of transport-related events affiliated with the Global Climate Action Summit. The day's activities include: 8-9:30 am: The Partnership on...
Published 2018.08.13: Event

Beyond road vehicles: Survey of zero-emission technology options across the transport sector

This working paper discusses the potential of zero-emission technologies to reduce emissions from non-road transport, including aviation, maritime, off-road, and rail. These modes represent a quarter...
Published 2018.07.18: Publication

Environmental performance of emerging supersonic transport aircraft

This paper provides a preliminary assessment of the environmental performance of new commercial supersonic transport aircraft (SST). Three U.S.-based startup companies are working to develop new SSTs...
Published 2018.07.17: Publication

Reviving supersonic flight would likely have significant harmful environmental consequences, new analysis shows

New supersonic aircraft could burn 5 to 7 times more fuel than standard aircraft and exceed CO2 emission limits by 70% The re-introduction of supersonic transport aircraft (SST) into commercial...
Published 2018.07.17: News

Costs of emission reduction technologies for diesel engines used in non-road vehicles and equipment

Diesel engines used to power non-road equipment and vehicles, such as agricultural tractors and construction equipment, are a significant source of air pollutant emissions. Several regions around the...
Published 2018.07.11: Publication

Comparison of fuel-efficiency technology deployment in passenger cars in China, Europe, and the United States

This briefing compares the fleet characteristics and fuel-efficiency technology deployment in China, Europe and the U.S. from 2010 to 2014. In addition, the briefing evaluates the response of the...
Published 2018.06.15: Publication

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