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Assessment of electric car promotion policies in Chinese cities

In recent years, China has demonstrated impressive growth in its electric vehicle fleet. In 2017, new plug-in electric car sales in China contributed to almost half of the total sales worldwide. This...
Published 2018.10.18: Publication

Is the Renewable Fuel Standard enough to spur progress in advanced biofuels? Probably not.

Production of cellulosic biofuel is expected to fall nearly 7 billion gallons short of meeting the statutory Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume for this type of advanced biofuel in 2018, which has...Government grant and loan guarantees, not the Renewable Fuel Standard, have been essential in spurring progress in the cellulosic biofuel industry.
Published 2018.10.18: Blog Post

On the way to zero-emission heavy-duty transport in Europe: Technological opportunities and need for action

This event, hosted by the International Council on Clean Transportation and the Oeko-Institut, offers a high-level discussion on how European countries are working to shift to zero-emission heavy-...
Published 2018.10.16: Event

What is the role for renewable methane in European decarbonization?

Renewable methane blended in the fossil gas supply is seen as a potential long-term decarbonization solution in the transport, power, and heat sectors in the European Union. It can be produced from...
Published 2018.10.16: Publication

The potential for low-carbon renewable methane in heating, power, and transport in the European Union

Policymakers throughout the European Union (EU) are evaluating their alternative energy options to help deliver on their air quality and climate change mitigation goals within the transport,...
Published 2018.10.16: Publication

Bioenergy can solve some of our climate problems, but not all of them at once

Bioenergy has become a popular decarbonization strategy—so popular that policy makers and researchers in several sectors are claiming biofuels, bio-electricity, and bio-heat can deliver a large...Bioenergy has become a popular decarbonization strategy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. However, even if bioenergy production is maximized, competition across industry sectors is high.
Published 2018.10.15: Blog Post

Relating short-term measures to IMO’s minimum 2050 emissions reduction target

In April 2018, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreed to its initial greenhouse gas (GHG) strategy, which aims to reduce the international shipping sector’s GHG emissions at least 50%...
Published 2018.10.15: Publication

The hardest part of cellulosic biofuels in India might be collecting the rice straw

India recently announced its National Policy on Biofuels, which includes ambitious targets for ethanol and biodiesel produced primarily from non-food and non-feed sources. The policy aspires to...A new policy in India aims promote cellulosic biofuel production from sustainable feedstocks, something no other country has managed to do. Can the country succeed?
Published 2018.10.11: Blog Post

Electric Vehicle Associate Researcher

Position Summary The ICCT seeks a highly self-motivated, enthusiastic person to contribute to a wide range of research on electric vehicle technology and policies to promote vehicle electrification...
Published 2018.10.11: Job Posting

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

5th workshop on marine black carbon emissions

The International Council on Clean Transportation hosted its fifth technical workshop on marine black carbon (BC) emissions at the Energy Foundation offices in San Francisco, California, USA, on...
Published 2018.10.09: Event

Will slow and steady win the race for alternative jet fuels?

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) relies heavily on the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from...Despite ICAO's reliance on alternative jet fuels to decarbonize the avaiation industry, production does not appear to be keeping up.
Published 2018.10.09: Blog Post

Communications associate

The International Council on Clean Transportation seeks a versatile, enterprising associate to join the communications team in its Washington, DC, office. The ICCT is a non-profit research group...
Published 2018.10.08: Job Posting

Researcher, Latin America Freight

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has an immediate opening for a highly committed, self-motivated person to join us as a full-time researcher. The position will support our...
Published 2018.10.08: Job Posting

Praktikant (m/w) im Bereich Fahrzeug-Abgastests und Datenanalyse

Der International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) ist eine gemeinnützige und unabhängige Forschungsorganisation mit Schwerpunkt Fahrzeugtechnologien und deren Auswirkungen auf Luftqualität und...
Published 2018.10.08: Job Posting

Internship: Vehicle emissions testing and data analysis

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is a non-profit organization founded to provide first-rate, unbiased research and technical and scientific analysis to environmental...
Published 2018.10.08: Job Posting

Sweden’s new bonus-malus scheme: From rocky roads to rounded fells?

Northern Sweden’s countryside is clad in peculiar mountains, called "fells" (fjäll). Rather than the cliché kind of rugged, sharp-edged mountains—think Toblerone—these have been rounded over by...By offering substantial incentives for low-carbon vehicles and raising the cost for high emitters, Sweden's feebate system can play a vital role in shifting demand toward more efficient vehicles.
Published 2018.10.08: Blog Post

Sonsoles Díaz

Published 2018.10.08: Profile

Fact Sheet: Economic and environmental performance of electrofuels in Europe

Key findings regarding the potential of electrofuels as part of a decarbonization strategy in the European Union. Economic and environmental performance of electrofuels in Europe by The...
Published 2018.10.05: Publication

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

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