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Comments, proposed amendments to California ZEV program

ICCT's comments to the California Air Resources Board on proposed amendments to the ZEV program, submitted 25 January 2012. View on Scribd
Published 2012.01.25: News

US district court rules Low Carbon Fuel Standard unconstitutional

On December 29th 2011, a federal judge at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California ruled against the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in the case Rocky Mountain...On December 29th 2011, a federal judge at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California ruled against the California Air Resources Board in the case Rocky Mountain Farmers...
Published 2012.01.24: Blog Post

Scenarios for UK biofuel deployment

The UK Department for Transport has just released a set of reports by the consultancy AEA Technology assessing different scenarios for the UK to meet it’s biofuel use targets under the Renewable...A short summary of new UK DfT research on pathway to meet UK commitments under the RED and FQD
Published 2012.01.23: Blog Post

GHG reduction potential and costs of light-duty vehicle technologies

Update: A second workshop is scheduled for 27 April 2012. See here for details and registration. This public workshop brings together regulators, manufacturers, fleets, academics and NGOs to discuss...
Published 2012.01.19: Event

GHG reduction potential for heavy-duty vehicles in the EU

As Europe examines a broad range of strategies to improve its heavy-duty vehicle sector greenhouse gas performance, this report by TIAX, LLC for the ICCT answers one key question: what technologies...
Published 2012.01.19: Publication

Statement on proposed US vehicle CAFE/GHG standards for 2017-25

John German's testimony at a January 17, 2017, hearing in Detroit on the EPA/NHTSA notice of proposed rulemaking on vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for 2017–25. [View on Scribd]
Published 2012.01.18: News

Biodiesel carbon intensity, sustainability and effects on vehicles and emissions

This paper summarizes direct and indirect emission and sustainability impacts of biodiesel and assesses the effect of biodiesel blends from the most common feedstocks on compression ignition engine...
Published 2012.01.17: Publication

European Vehicle Market Statistics

With the adoption of the European Union (EU) regulation setting carbon dioxide (CO2) emission performance standards for new passenger cars (Regulation (EC) No. 443/2009) and light-commercial vehicles...
Published 2012.01.03: Publication

CARB: Proposed Modifications to CA’s Zero Emission Vehicle Program

On December 7, 2011 the California Air Resources Board (ARB) staff released a staff report outlining proposed modifications to the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program as part of the Advanced Clean...
Published 2011.12.27: Publication

Improving Tyre Energy Efficiency: Ed Pike and Anup Bandivadekar

From the December 2011/ January 2012 issue of Polymers and Tyre Asia. Reproduced with permission. Better Energy Use: Improving Tyre Energy Efficiency
Published 2011.12.19: News

Cartogram: Passenger car markets and carbon emissions in the EU

The two cartograms below depict the relative size in 2010 of the new passenger car markets in the Member States of the European Union, and their relative average new car carbon emissions.[1] The...Two cartograms showing the relative size in 2010 of new passenger car markets in the EU member states, and their relative average new vehicle carbon emissions.
Published 2011.12.15: Blog Post

California Air Resources Board Proposed Regulation - Clean Fuels Outlet

Over half of California’s 2050 passenger vehicle fleet will need to be powered by fuel cell vehicles in order to meet California’s goal of reducing passenger vehicle emissions by 80% in 2050,...Over half of California’s 2050 passenger vehicle fleet will need to be powered by fuel cell vehicles in order to meet California’s goal of reducing passenger vehicle emissions by 80% in 2050,...
Published 2011.12.15: Blog Post

ICCT comments on Australia's light vehicle CO2 emission standards discussion paper

ICCT comments on Australia's light vehicle CO2 emission standards discussion paper
Published 2011.12.15: News

Inertia classes, vehicle emissions tests, and the dead hand of the past

Test procedures are a key feature of any system of regulating vehicle emissions. Vehicle emissions testing* involves running a vehicle on a chassis dynamometer, which (among other things) simulates...The current system of using inertia classes for vehicle emissions testing is an anachronism, kept in place by force of habit rather than force of logic. And it has the bad effect of allowing...
Published 2011.12.09: Blog Post

Comments: Reducing CO2 emissions from vehicles

Comments in response to the European Commission consultation document on reducing CO2 emissions from road vehicles, December 2011. View on Scribd
Published 2011.12.09: News

Transportation roadmap

Well-vetted data and analysis are keys to putting transportation and environmental policy on a sound foundation globally. Policymakers need access to robust findings on the costs and benefits of...
Published 2011.12.02: Landing Page

Overturning conventional wisdom on aircraft efficiency trends

Conventional wisdom has it that commercial aviation produces continuous improvements in efficiency by quickly adopting fuel-efficient technologies and designs as a natural response to fuel prices. As...Fuel prices alone have not produced consistent improvements in aircraft efficiency, and improvements in fuel efficiency due to the introduction of new aircraft have decreased over time.
Published 2011.12.01: Blog Post

Sustainable Management of Two- and Three-Wheelers in Asia

The large share of two- and three-wheelers in Asian countries pose significant challenges to air-quality, public health and road safety. Emission standards and technologies that have been applied for...
Published 2011.11.30: Publication

“Das lukrative Geschäft mit Chinas Smog und Abgasen”

Interesting piece in Die Welt on the market opportunities that German parts manufacturers specializing in emissions control equipment see in China's vehicle standards. ICCT chair Michael Walsh is...
Published 2011.11.30: News

UK: Draft RTFO amendment order

The UK's Department for Transport last week laid in Parliament the draft order to implement the road-transport biofuel elements of the European Renewable Energy Directive and Fuel Quality Directive (...
Published 2011.11.28: News

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