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Refrigerants for light-duty passenger vehicle air conditioning systems

Actions that reduce or eliminate HFC-134a emissions can make an important contribution toward lowering the overall climate impact of the global auto fleet. In the early 1990s, the automotive industry...
Published 2011.07.19: Publication

More from Reuters on the EU iLUC debate

Commentary on the direction of #EU negotiations on addressing #iLUC – #Reuters predict that existing #biodiesel investments will be protected, but that with #ethanol and advanced biofuels looking...Commentary on the direction of EU negotiations on addressing iLUC – Reuters predict that existing biodiesel investments will be protected, but that with ethanol and advanced biofuels looking better...
Published 2011.07.15: Blog Post

New report “The Missing Indirect Land-Use Change Factors” from the ‘European Forum for Sustainable Development’

EFNE‘s report reviews the modelling of indirect land use change (iLUC) from biofuels, following similar studies from JRC, USDA, Ecofys and others. Highlighting variation in modelling outputs, the...EFNE‘s report reviews the modelling of indirect land use change (iLUC) from biofuels, following similar studies from JRC, USDA, Ecofys and others. Highlighting variation in modelling outputs, the...
Published 2011.07.14: Blog Post

Top-selling fuel-efficient vehicles, 2010

The biggest passenger vehicle markets have progressively seen an increased penetration of highly fuel-efficient and technologically advanced automobiles (defined as vehicles having the lowest...An ICCT analysis of vehicles sold in the EU, U.S., India, China, and Japan shows intriguing trends in how OEMs aim to both meet emission standards and appeal to customers.
Published 2011.07.13: Blog Post

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Published 2011.07.12: Profile

Ag and Land Use Forum summarises April ‘Land use policy’ paper by Gawel and Ludwig

The paper analyses options for addressing #iLUC, concluding that lowering pressure on land use by reducing #biomass demand and targeting low iLUC feedstocks is currently the most practical and...The paper analyses options for addressing iLUC, concluding that lowering pressure on land use by reducing biomass demand and targeting low iLUC feedstocks is currently the most practical and...
Published 2011.07.12: Blog Post

Working paper on iLUC in Brazil from Monash University (Ferreira Filho and Horridge)

Indirect land use change (#iLUC) from #ethanol in Brazil is modelled by Ferreira Filho and Horridge using dynamic general equilibrium (#CGE) modelling (the ‘Brazilian Input-Output model’). For 2020,...Indirect land use change (iLUC) from ethanol in Brazil is modelled by Ferreira Filho and Horridge using dynamic general equilibrium (CGE) modelling (the ‘Brazilian Input-Output model’).
Published 2011.07.11: Blog Post

Reducing GHG Emissions from Ships

Marginal abatement cost (MAC) curves are a staple of policy discussions where there is a need to illustrate the incremental contributions of parts to a whole. As this paper demonstrates, they provide...
Published 2011.07.08: Publication

Vehicle electrification: An international perspective

Vehicle Electrification- an International Perspective View more presentations.
Published 2011.07.07: Publication

Ecofys report to GBEP on biofuel indirect effects

Report reviewing the science and modelling of the indirect effects of biofuels, primarily indirect land use change (#iLUC). Includes review of work by #CARB, #E4tech, #EPA, #ICONE, #IFPRI, #Oko-...Report reviewing the science and modelling of the indirect effects of biofuels, primarily indirect land use change (#iLUC). Includes review of work by #CARB, #E4tech, #EPA, #ICONE, #IFPRI, #Oko-...
Published 2011.07.01: Blog Post

How not to assess technology costs and benefits: CAFE edition

One of the central arguments in the debate over fuel economy regulations is how much any proposed mpg standard will raise the price of a vehicle versus how much direct benefit it will provide a car...Using the 2010 National Academy of Sciences report to assess 2025 technologies and costs introduces a fundamental bias that skews the analysis.
Published 2011.07.01: Blog Post

Electric drive vehicles in EU

  On June 30, 2011 the ICCT, with the help of CE Delft, organized a workshop in Brussels on accounting for electric drive vehicles in the context of European CO2 emission legislation. Twenty five...
Published 2011.06.30: Event

Mission // History

The International Council on Clean Transportation is an independent nonprofit organization founded to provide first-rate, unbiased research and technical and scientific analysis to environmental...
Published 2011.06.28: Page

Tire Energy Efficiency

Tires are an often overlooked factor in passenger vehicle energy use. Readily achievable improvements in tire energy efficiency could reduce global fuel consumption from passenger vehicles by as much...
Published 2011.06.24: Publication

UK Department for Transport (DfT) publishes paper on regional level actions to avoid ILUC

Results of a study by Ecometrica/E4tech on possible regional level iLUC avoidance actions. Includes case studies of SE Asian palm oil and European OSR/wheat. The focus is on regional approaches to...Results of a study by Ecometrica/E4tech on possible regional level iLUC avoidance actions. Includes case studies of SE Asian palm oil and European OSR/wheat. The focus is on regional approaches to...
Published 2011.06.24: Blog Post

China

The ICCT’s China program staff support effective regulation of both local air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector. We work to provide China's national and local...
Published 2011.06.20: Landing Page

Comments on the CAR June 2011 Report

Earlier this week the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) issued a report titled “The U.S. Automotive Market and Industry in 2025.” This is a fuller exposition of an economic forecast that CAR...
Published 2011.06.17: News

Inertia classes proposal

Historically the weight of a vehicle was represented by hanging rotating inertia mass on a dynamometer. This approach required the use of discrete inertia classes and an upper limit for inertia mass...
Published 2011.06.17: Publication

Aviation

Since 2008 ICCT’s aviation program has worked to ensure that environmental policy for the aviation sector is informed by high-quality, transparent analysis of the environmental performance of both...
Published 2011.06.14: Landing Page

The IEA, 27% biofuels and the cost of indirect land use change

A few weeks ago, the IEA published a roadmap for biofuels in transportation. This argues that 27% of transport energy needs worldwide could be met with biofuels by 2050, saving a cumulative 20...A few weeks ago, the IEA published a roadmap for biofuels in transportation. This argues that 27% of transport energy needs worldwide could be met with biofuels by 2050, saving a cumulative 20...
Published 2011.06.07: Blog Post

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