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The European Commission serves up real limits on palm biofuel

It may not be the “palm ban” the media was talking about last year, but the European Commission’s revised delegated act, released on March 13, 2019, has teeth. This measure will significantly reduce...
Published 2019.03.20: Blog Post

The cost of supporting alternative jet fuels in the European Union

Alternative jet fuels (AJFs) are among the few available in-sector approaches to reduce aviation sector emissions. Although the aviation sector has not played a prominent role in fuels policy to date...
Published 2019.03.20: Publication

Novo processo licitatório poderia contribuir para ônibus sem fuligem e sem emissões em Campinas

(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

New concession bidding process could help soot-free and zero-emission buses in Campinas

(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

Mobile air conditioning: The life-cycle costs and greenhouse-gas benefits of switching to alternative refrigerants and improving system efficiencies

Mobile air conditioning (MAC) systems are a significant source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from vehicles. This study, conducted by the ICCT in partnership with the Institute for Governance...
Published 2019.03.08: Publication

Action plan for establishing China’s national emission control area

In December 2019, the China Ministry of Transport released an upgraded action plan for establishing a national domestic emission control area (DECA). This action plan marks China’s ambition to keep...
Published 2019.03.04: Publication

Brazil PROCONVE P-8 emission standards

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

Transitioning away from heavy fuel oil in Arctic shipping

As Arctic shipping increases, pressure is mounting to protect the environment from fuels that are harmful when burned and spilled, including heavy fuel oil (HFO). Presently, the IMO is working to...
Published 2019.02.18: Publication

Climate and air pollutant emissions benefits of bus technology options in São Paulo

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

The environmental and health impacts of a new generation of supersonic aircraft could be immense

Parts of Western Europe and North America could experience sonic booms every 5 minutes Emerging commercial supersonic aircraft could create severe environmental and health impacts by 2035 if plans...
Published 2019.01.30: News

Neue Generation von Überschall-Flugzeugen mit erheblichen Auswirkungen auf Umwelt und Gesundheit

Ein Wiederaufleben der kommerziellen Überschall-Luftfahrt könnte in den kommenden Jahren auch in Europa zu erheblichen negativen Umwelt- und Gesundheitsauswirkungen führen, sofern aktuelle Pläne von...
Published 2019.01.30: News

Noise and climate impacts of an unconstrained commercial supersonic network

This paper estimates the environmental impacts of reintroducing commercial supersonic transport (SST) aircraft into the global aviation fleet. We model the landing and takeoff (LTO) noise, sonic boom...
Published 2019.01.30: Publication

Long-term aviation fuel decarbonization: Progress, roadblocks, and policy opportunities

Aviation is widely seen as the transport sector that is most difficult to decarbonize.  One option to dramatically reduce emissions within the aviation sector is through the use of low-carbon...
Published 2019.01.15: Publication

Unterschied zwischen offiziellem und realem Kraftstoffverbrauch für neue Pkw in Europa stagniert erstmals

Der reale Kraftstoffverbrauch neuer Pkw liegt heute durchschnittlich um 39 Prozent höher als der von den Fahrzeugherstellern angegebene Testverbrauch. Damit ging die Abweichung gegenüber dem Vorjahr...
Published 2019.01.10: News

Real-world vehicle fuel consumption gap in Europe is stabilizing

For the first time in years, the discrepancy between passenger vehicle type-approval test results and in-use fuel consumption and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions did not increase, indicating a...
Published 2019.01.10: News

If we use livestock feed for biofuels, what will the cows eat?

Around one-third of all biodiesel produced in the U.S. is made from waste feedstocks like used cooking oil, animal fats, and inedible corn oil. But few waste feedstocks are really wastes; none of...“Waste” biodiesel from corn oil probably drives up corn production and could have resulted in 500 thousand extra tonnes of CO2e emissions in 2017.
Published 2019.01.10: Blog Post

NOx emissions from merchant vessels in coastal China: 2015 and 2030

This paper estimates NOx emissions from merchant vessels in China’s coastal region from 2015 to 2030. Our results indicate that merchant vessels have become a non-negligible source of NOx emissions,...
Published 2018.12.28: Publication

U.S. airlines on track to meet one carbon goal, even without government leadership

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

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