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From laboratory to road: A 2017 update

This 2017 update of the From Laboratory to Road series covers 1.1 million passenger cars from 14 data sources and eight European countries. The analysis shows that the gap between official and real-...
Published 2017.11.05: Publication

From laboratory to road international: A comparison of official and real-world fuel consumption and CO2 values for passenger cars in Europe, the United States, China, and Japan

This study investigates the gap between real-world and official CO2 emission values in the four largest vehicle markets in the world: China, the EU, Japan, and the United States. The analysis shows...
Published 2017.11.05: Publication

Heavy-duty innovation: Energy, automation & tech in the trucking sector

Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) invites you to join us for the release for our trucking industry trend report, "Heavy-Duty Innovation: Energy, automation, and technology in the trucking...
Published 2017.11.02: Event

News reports and features, October 2017

The tricks and treats California can use to banish fossil fuel cars —WIRED, 10/3/2017 India, China vie to tap clean energy market by phasing out fossil-fuel vehicles —Hindustan Times, 10/3/2017...
Published 2017.10.31: News

Mexico freight assessment

In September 2016, the ICCT commissioned The Sustainable Transport and Emissions Services Company to conduct an assessment of Mexico’s freight sector, with a focus on the on-road trucking industry....
Published 2017.10.30: Publication

Greenwashing food-based biofuels in Europe

The term “Highly sustainable crop based biofuels” (HSCBBs) sounds environmentally friendly. It sounds like the kind of low-carbon biofuel that avoids the food vs. fuel debate. But unfortunately, the...The food-based biofuel cap is in the Commission’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) proposal for a reason, and effectively removing it through the exception for HSCCBs can hardly be called “...
Published 2017.10.30: Blog Post

2020-2030 CO2 standards for new cars and light-commercial vehicles in the European Union

New passenger cars and light-commercial vehicles (vans) in the European Union are subject to mandatory carbon dioxide standards until 2020–2021. The European Commission, European Parliament, and EU...
Published 2017.10.26: Publication

The transition to electric cars: How can policy pave the way?

[This post originally appeared on the website of the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development on 19 October 2017.] The pronouncements keep coming. Policymakers in France, Germany,...Governments the world over face major challenges to reduce the health and environmental impacts from the transportation sector. Steering the car market to electric vehicles and ultimately zero-...
Published 2017.10.25: Blog Post

Alternative jet fuels: Case study of commercial-scale deployment

Several airlines around the globe have conducted or participated in pilot projects to demonstrate the feasibility of using alternative jet fuel (AJF) on regular flights. However, most of these...
Published 2017.10.24: Publication

Legislative do over creates opportunity for clean bus transition in São Paulo

On September 12, 2017, the Climate Committee of São Paulo approved a proposed amendment to Article 50 of the city’s Climate Change Law, one of several proposals now under discussion to improve the...São Paulo’s clean bus transition has been delayed for long enough. The negotiations of the Article 50 amendment provide an opportunity for policymakers to put the city back on the right path for...
Published 2017.10.23: Blog Post

A step forward in Europe on measuring in-use vehicle emissions

[This post originally appeared on the TRUE initiative website, www.trueinitiative.org, 16 Oct 2017] On 28 September 2017 three Members of the European Parliament, Kathleen Van Brempt (Beligum),...In September three MEPs convened a fruitful discussion on using remote sensing technology to measure pollutant emissions in vehicle exhaust in Europe’s cities.
Published 2017.10.23: Blog Post

London’s Clean Car Checker enables consumers to buy the cleanest vehicles

[This post originally appeared on the TRUE initiative website, www.trueinitiative.org, on 17 Oct 2017] Last week the city of London released its Clean Car Checker that provides consumers with real-...The city is taking a big step forward in fighting air pollution, and other cities would benefit from doing the same.
Published 2017.10.23: Blog Post

Expanding and aligning green freight programs in Latin America

From June 27-29, Argentina’s Ministry of Transportation with the support from Argentina’s Ministry of Energy and Mining, Argentina’s Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, the United...
Published 2017.10.23: Publication

4th workshop on marine black carbon emissions: Identifying appropriate measurement method(s)

This was the 4th in a series of technical workshop on marine black carbon emissions hosted by the International Council on Clean Transportation in Washington, DC, USA on October 4th and 5th, 2017....
Published 2017.10.20: Event

Time to party like it's ... 2008?

We recently released a comprehensive GHG emission inventory for global shipping, 2013 to 2015. It builds on previous research commissioned by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that uses...The International Chamber of Shipping says that because our recent study shows that shipping emissions remain below their 2008 peak, not to worry. That's an overly rosy view of the data.
Published 2017.10.20: Blog Post

Accelerating deployment of soot-free bus rapid transit fleets

The Soot-Free Urban Bus Fleets Project aims to secure commitments in 20 megacities to shift new bus procurements to the cleanest bus engine technology. ICCT Clean Air Program Lead Ray Minjares will...
Published 2017.10.18: Event

Whac-A-Mole on the high seas: The curious case of ship emissions

If you’re old enough to remember analog arcade games you might remember the game Whac-A-Mole. It’s the fun, but sometimes frustrating game where the player uses a soft mallet to hit moles that duck...As the International Maritime Organization meets again in London to discuss a sectoral cap on greenhouse gas emissions, we revisit the complexity of how to assign responsibility for shipping...
Published 2017.10.18: Blog Post

Greenhouse gas emissions from global shipping, 2013–2015

Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is the key to avoiding the most catastrophic impacts of climate change. Despite international shipping being excluded from the Paris Agreement, the...
Published 2017.10.17: Publication

Study: Global shipping emissions rise as IMO meets to discuss climate action

Emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from global shipping are on the rise again, according to a study released today by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). This finding...
Published 2017.10.17: News

Clean urban bus fleets — Industry partnership and city action

ICCT Clean Air Program Lead Ray Minjares will present on the recent activities of the CCAC Soot-Free Urban Bus Fleets Project, including the Global Industry Partnership on Soot Free Clean Bus Fleets...
Published 2017.10.13: Event

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