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India Air Pollution & Health

Vehicles currently account for about a third of major conventional pollutant emission in major Indian cities, and the rapid growth of vehicle sales will increase this proportion in the future. Total...
Published 2011.09.01: Event

A Ten-Year Retrospective: The International Council on Clean Transportation

When clean air regulators from around the world first met in Bellagio, Italy in 2001 to agree on a set of common principles and goals for vehicle and fuels policies, they were prompted in part by the...
Published 2011.09.01: Publication

Fuels

ICCT’s fuels team works on identifying the fuels that offer the greatest carbon reductions based on lifecycle analysis that factors in emissions from the production of feedstock and fuel as well as...
Published 2011.09.01: Landing Page

Hui He

Published 2011.08.31: Profile

Clean air

The Clean Air Program advises governments and civil society organizations on strategies to address the public health and near-term climate impacts of outdoor air pollution from motorized...
Published 2011.08.31: Landing Page

Daniel Rutherford

Published 2011.08.26: Profile

Anup Bandivadekar

Published 2011.08.26: Profile

USDA publishes report ‘The Ethanol Decade’ (2000-2009)

The #USDA has looked at the responses in American agriculture 2000-2009 to the rapid expansion of corn #ethanol production. They note that land-use decisions by farmers can be very complex. They find...The USDA has looked at the responses in American agriculture 2000-2009 to the rapid expansion of corn ethanol production. They note that land-use decisions by farmers can be very complex. They find...
Published 2011.08.23: Blog Post

U.S. EPA/DOT Supplemental Notice of Intent Regarding Light-Duty Vehicle Standards for 2017–2025

On July 29 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a Supplemental Notice of Intent (SNOI) on 2017–2025 Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle...
Published 2011.08.19: Publication

World Bank ‘Food Price Watch’ paper on interaction between food prices and the the food crisis in the Horn of Africa

Over 12 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in the Horn of Africa due largely to drought, displacement and conflict. However, the World Bank notes that increasing food prices are...Over 12 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in the Horn of Africa due largely to drought, displacement and conflict. However, the World Bank notes that increasing food prices are...
Published 2011.08.17: Blog Post

PNAS paper on carbon debt from conversion of CRP grassland to bioenergy (Gelfand et al.)

Gelfand et al. investigate the emissions impacts of converting US Conservation Reserve Program land to corn, soy or perennial grasses for bioenergy. They observe substantial carbon loss and nitrous...Gelfand et al. investigate the emissions impacts of converting US Conservation Reserve Program land to corn, soy or perennial grasses for bioenergy.
Published 2011.08.12: Blog Post

Estimates of carbon storage in wood products following land clearing

Biofuel production may lead to indirect land use change (ILUC) by displacing food production onto new cropland. The clearing of such land for expanding agriculture would result in large amounts of...
Published 2011.08.08: Publication

FAO expert panel calls for abolition of biofuel support to reduce food price volatility

The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition of the FAO’s Committee on World Food Security reports in detail on reasons for increased food price volatility. They suggest three...The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition of the FAO’s Committee on World Food Security reports in detail on reasons for increased food price volatility. They suggest three...
Published 2011.08.02: Blog Post

Crying wolf over fuel efficiency standards

John German in The Hill's Congress Blog: In 1972, a vice president of General Motors said that requiring catalytic converters in cars would result in a "complete stoppage of production." Of course,...John German in The Hill's Congress Blog.
Published 2011.07.27: Blog Post

Comparing fuel economy cost estimates for 2020–2025

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) recently issued a report (Powering Autos to 2020) on costs for improving the efficiency of conventional vehicles. BCG states that the report is based on information...Comparing the cost of fuel consumption and CO2 reductions from the Boston Consulting Group report "Powering Autos to 2020" against the 2010 US EPA and US DOT Technical Assessment Report and the 2011...
Published 2011.07.26: Blog Post

Chris Knittel of MIT looks at the cost effectiveness of ethanol subsidies

#Knittel argues that #ethanol subsidies (for him the term includes performance based policies like RFS and LCFS) exist to support farmer wealth, reduce dependence on foreign oil and reduce GHG...Knittel argues that ethanol subsidies (for him the term includes performance based policies like RFS and LCFS) exist to support farmer wealth, reduce dependence on foreign oil and reduce GHG...
Published 2011.07.25: Blog Post

Hydrogen Fuel Vehicles Infrastructure

  The ICCT brought together a diverse group of stakeholders and outside experts on July 22, 2011 in San Francisco to brainstorm ways to fund hydrogen fueling infrastructure in California. The group...
Published 2011.07.22: Event

Benefits of cellulosic ethanol feedstocks: Davis et al in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

Using the #DAYCENT model and assuming a regime of careful land use planning, Davis et al argue that replacing corn in the US with #cellulosic #biofuel feedstocks (#switchgrass, #miscanthus) could...Using the DAYCENT model and assuming a regime of careful land use planning, Davis et al argue that replacing corn in the US with cellulosic biofuel feedstocks (switchgrass, miscanthus) could reduce...
Published 2011.07.22: Blog Post

Evaluation of parameter-based vehicle emissions targets in the EU

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emission performance standards for new passenger cars in the European Union are indexed to vehicle weight. But the regulation defining the long-term target of 95 g/km to be met...
Published 2011.07.21: Publication

Ray Minjares

Published 2011.07.20: Profile

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