(Post in English) A cidade de Campinas, no Brasil, está trabalhando para o estabelecimento de novos contratos para a prestação de serviços de transporte público na cidade. Como muitas cidades...Um plano ambicioso para renovação e eletrificação da frota posicionaria a cidade como um líder regional para um transporte público mais limpo e sustentável
Published 2019.03.13: Blog Post
(Post in Portuguese) The city of Campinas, Brazil, is establishing new contracts for public transportation service in the city. Like many Brazilian cities, Campinas delegates operation of its public...An ambitious fleet renewal and electrification plan would position the city as a regional leader on cleaner and more sustainable public transportation
Published 2019.03.12: Blog Post
Heavy-duty vehicles in China: Cost-effectiveness of fuel-efficiency and CO2 reduction technologies for long‑haul tractor‑trailers in the 2025–2030 timeframe
China is considering options for increasing fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions from freight transportation. This study assesses the future costs of existing and emerging technologies to reduce...
Published 2019.03.12: Publication
English version A norma P-8 no Brasil aplica-se a todos os veículos novos de passageiros e de carga equipados com motores de ignição por compressão ou por centelha e com peso mínimo de 3,856...
Published 2019.02.27: Publication
Portuguese version Brazil’s new PROCONVE P-8 standards will apply to all new on-road passenger and freight vehicles equipped with compression-ignition or spark-ignition engines and weighing at least...
Published 2019.02.27: Publication
Portuguese version In January 2018, the city of São Paulo, Brazil, adopted Law 16.802, an amendment to its Climate Change Law that sets 10-year and 20-year targets for fleetwide reductions in...
Published 2019.02.01: Publication
Benefícios de tecnologias de ônibus em termos de emissões de poluentes do ar e do clima em São Paulo
English version Em janeiro de 2018, a cidade de São Paulo, Brasil, adotou a Lei 16.802, uma amenda a sua Lei de Mudanças Climáticas que estabelece metas para os prazos de 10 e 20 anos de reduções...
Published 2019.02.01: Publication
Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transportation finalized new fuel economy standards for new on-road heavy-duty vehicles as part of the government’s ongoing effort to reduce the country’...
Published 2019.01.28: Publication
In my last blog entry, I argued that the super credits system proposed by the European Commission to spur the adoption of zero- and low-emission vehicles (ZLEV) puts the incentives in the wrong place...The European Council, Parliament, and Commission are currently negotiating CO2 standards for trucks, and in particular, on the thorny topic of ZLEV incentives. Will it be a benchmark or super credits...
Published 2019.01.22: Blog Post
On December 17, 2018, representatives of the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the European Council agreed on a compromise for the European Union (EU) regulation setting binding...
Published 2019.01.03: Publication
In 2009, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the global trade association for cargo and passenger air carriers, set three goals for the reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions...Airlines are expected to achieve their goal of an average improvement in fuel efficiency of 1.5% per year.
Published 2018.12.17: Blog Post
We are entering the final stretch of one of the most important races of the EU to decarbonize transport. If everything goes according to plan, in about four months the EU should become the sixth...If super credits are here to stay, we can at least try to make them better by getting buses out of the scheme and accounting for freight activity.
Published 2018.12.03: Blog Post
Comments and recommendations for MDIC’s draft resolution establishing efficiency targets for new on-road HDVs
Comments and recommendations on Brazil’s Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade’s proposal to establish efficiency targets for new on-road heavy-duty vehicles. ICCT Comments and...
Published 2018.11.29: News
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) appears to believe that the international aviation industry can meet its steep carbon targets under the Paris Agreement almost entirely through...It's unlikely that the aviation industry can meet its steep carbon targets almost entirely through the use of low-carbon fuels.
Published 2018.11.15: Blog Post
IMO: More efficient container and general cargo ships are on the horizon, but don’t pick on the small guys
On October 26, 2018, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) tentatively agreed to make some new ships more efficient in what will be an important step towards implementing the organization’s...IMO has tentatively agreed to make some new ships more efficient, but that’s on hold to address equity concerns. What does this mean for emissions and for further efforts to reduce climate pollution...
Published 2018.10.29: Blog Post
Comments on the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks
On August 2nd, 2018 the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of proposed...
Published 2018.10.26: News
In the aviation industry’s vision of the future, neatly laid out by the International Civil Aviation Organization, airlines can meet all of their obligations under the Paris Agreement through simple...Proponents of alternative jet fuels often ignore the reality that many other sectors have laid claims to limited bio-resources as part of their own decarbonization strategies
Published 2018.10.24: Blog Post
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
Death, taxes, and supersonic aircraft? Considering what’s certain, and what isn’t, under the FAA Reauthorization Act
There’s an old saw, most famously attributed to Benjamin Franklin, that nothing in life is certain but death and taxes. More recently, some have argued that the return of commercial supersonic flight...Despite a nod to supersonic aircraft in the new FAA reauthorization, CO2 and noise standards are still uncertain.
Published 2018.10.10: Blog Post
Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Mid-term Evaluation of Model Year 2022 to 2025 Light Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards
Comments submitted September 28, 2018 to Environment and Climate Change Canada regarding the Mid-term Evaluation of Model Year 2022 to 2025 Light Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards....
Published 2018.10.02: News