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To be fast or to be furious?

Three years have passed since ICCT’s popular staff blog "Fast and Furious" discussed China’s bold actions to slash gasoline and diesel sulfur content for on-road vehicles and predicting a likely...If China wants to maximize the benefit of its emission area control zones, it should go beyond its own territorial waters.
Published 2018.10.04: Blog Post

Potential economic, health, and greenhouse gas benefits of incorporating used cooking oil into Indonesia’s biodiesel

Indonesia has an ambitious 20% blending mandate for biodiesel in transport diesel fuel and relies almost entirely on palm oil to meet this target. This white paper assesses the potential of used...
Published 2018.09.19: Publication

Assessing Canada’s 2025 passenger vehicle greenhouse gas standards: Characteristics of the Canadian fleet

This paper is part of a series of reports on analysis done by the ICCT on Canada-specific technology pathways, costs, and benefits of Canada’s 2025 passenger vehicle greenhouse gas standards. The...
Published 2018.09.12: Publication

South American Summit on Vehicle Emissions Control

The South American Summit on Vehicle Emissions Control will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 26-27 September, 2018. The event will be co-hosted by the United States Environmental Protection...
Published 2018.09.06: Event

Meeting of the G20 Transport Task Group

The G20 Transport Task Group (TTG) held its first in-person meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 24-25 September 2018. The event was co-hosted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency...
Published 2018.09.06: Event

B10: Os debates sobre o combustível de referência não devem atrasar a adoção de limites de emissão rigorosos para veículos pesados no Brasil

Com a publicação da regra final das normas de emissão China VI em 28 de junho de 2018, o Brasil assume a vergonhosa posição de ser o último grande mercado automotivo sem limites de emissão...O Brasil é o último dos grandes mercados automotivos sem padrões para emissões de veículos pesados equivalentes ao Euro VI para proteção à saúde pública. A implementação rápida do P-8 resolveria tal...
Published 2018.08.03: Blog Post

To B10 or not to B10: Reference fuel debates should not delay adoption of world-class heavy-duty vehicle emission standards in Brazil

With the publication of the final rule for China VI emission standards on June 28, 2018, Brazil has the ignominious honor of being the last major automotive market without Euro VI-equivalent emission...Brazil is the last major auto market without Euro VI-equivalent emission standards for HDVs in place to protect public health. Implementing P-8 standards quickly would remedy that situation, and...
Published 2018.08.01: Blog Post

Final recast Renewable Energy Directive for 2021-2030 in the European Union

As part of its ‘Clean Energy for all Europeans’ package, the European Commission in 2016 proposed an update of the Renewable Energy Directive for the period 2021 – 2030 (RED II). A final compromise...
Published 2018.07.19: 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

The new passenger car fleet in China, 2014: Technology assessment and comparison, 2014 versus 2010

China, the world’s largest passenger car market since 2009, has adopted a series of fuel-consumption regulations, starting in 2004. If all manufacturers meet their corporate-average fuel consumption...
Published 2018.05.03: Publication

Compatibility of mid-level biodiesel blends in vehicles in Indonesia

Indonesia promotes biodiesel consumption through a blending mandate and a subsidy program. The current required biodiesel blend level in transport fuels is 20%, set to increase to 30% in 2020. The...
Published 2018.04.17: Publication

Early adoption of China VI vehicle fuel standards in Jing-Jin-Ji and surrounding areas

In the Air Pollution Control Action Plan2 released in 2013, China’s State Council set a goal of improving air quality in 2017, including a reduction in the urban concentration of particulate matter (...
Published 2018.04.10: Publication

An overview of Canada's proposed clean fuel standard

This policy update provides a summary of Canada’s proposed federal clean fuel standard (CFS) policy structure based on proposals and the framework document from Environment and Climate Change Canada...
Published 2018.03.13: Publication

Comments to the U.S. EPA on the Renewable Fuel Standard Program; Grain Sorghum Oil Pathway proposed rule

Written comments by the ICCT to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard Program; Sorghum Oil Pathway rule. The comments offer a number of technical...
Published 2018.01.26: News

Comments to Environment and Climate Change Canada on the Clean Fuel Standard Regulatory Framework

Written comments by the ICCT to Environment and Climate Change Canada regarding the agency's proposed Clean Fuel Standard framework. Specifically, the comments warn the omission of indirect land use...
Published 2018.01.19: News

ICCT comments to the U.S. EPA regarding potential reductions in the volume requirements for renewable fuel and biomass-based diesel

Written comments by the ICCT to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding the Notice of Data Availability Concerning Potential Reductions in the Volume Requirements for 2018 Renewable Fuel...
Published 2017.10.19: News

Comments to the U.S. EPA regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard Program NPRM

Written comments by the ICCT to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Standards for 2018 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2019 Notice of Proposed...
Published 2017.08.31: News

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

Where does the U.S. stand on biofuels now?

The Trump administration has voiced general support for the country’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), but how its implementation of the RFS would differ from previous administrations has so far...The messages on cost, greenhouse gas emissions, and latitude in interpreting the statute may not be entirely consistent, but one thing is clear: U.S. EPA is now intent on dialing down RFS obligations...
Published 2017.07.11: Blog Post

Vehicle and fuel standards can dramatically reduce air pollution in Brazil, São Paulo’s air quality data demonstrate

São Paulo’s Environmental Agency, CETESB, announced in February 2017 that new heavy-duty vehicle emissions standards will take effect in Brazil starting in 2019, and as we discussed here, the next...Implementing P-8 (Euro VI-equivalent) standards for trucks and buses might be the most cost-effective way to improve air quality, not just in São Paulo but nationwide. The benefits associated with P-...
Published 2017.05.31: Blog Post

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