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Fact sheet: International policy impacts on palm oil in Indonesia

Global demand for palm oil has been growing rapidly, with worldwide imports almost tripling since 2000. Indonesia produces 51% of international palm oil and palm kernel oil imports. While overall...
Published 2019.01.30: Publication

International policy and market drivers of Indonesian palm oil demand

Indonesia produces roughly half of all palm oil and palm kernel oil globally. Palm oil has a variety of uses in food, animal feed, oleochemicals, and other industrial purposes. One significant use of...
Published 2019.01.30: Publication

Benchmarking the growth of zero-emissions trucking

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

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

From laboratory to road: A 2018 update

This 2018 update of the From Laboratory to Road series covers approximately 1.3 million passenger cars from 15 data sources and eight European countries. The update shows that in 2017, for the first...
Published 2019.01.10: Publication

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

CO2 emission standards for passenger cars and light-commercial vehicles in the European Union

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

Remote sensing of motor vehicle emissions in London

From November 2017 through February 2018, The Real Urban Emissions initiative (TRUE) conducted a project using remote-sensing technology to measure in-use exhaust emissions from vehicles at several...
Published 2018.12.17: Publication

Real-world NOx emissions from remote sensing: An update of the TRUE rating

Earlier this year the Real Urban Emissions initiative (TRUE, funded by the FIA Foundation and C40 Cities) completed a project using remote-sensing technology to measure nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions...We recently finished collecting, cleaning up, and crunching the numbers from a real-world emissions measurement campaign in London using remote sensing. And we've updated the TRUE rating that...
Published 2018.12.17: Blog Post

In-use vehicle exhaust emissions in London in 2018

The City of London and the TRUE initiative began a collaboration in March 2017 to increase the availability and accessibility of information on exhaust emissions, and particularly nitrogen oxide (NOx...
Published 2018.12.17: Publication

NOx and particulate emissions from London’s taxis

The Real Urban Emissions initiative (TRUE) deployed remote-sensing equipment to measure “real-world” emissions from vehicles from more than 100,000 vehicles at several sites around Greater London...
Published 2018.12.17: Publication

Real-world emissions from London buses

New data collected by The Real Urban Emissions initiative (TRUE) provides a clear and detailed picture of real-world pollutant emissions from London buses, and of the effects of policy efforts to...
Published 2018.12.17: Publication

Using vehicle taxation policy to lower transport emissions: An overview for passenger cars in Europe

Transport emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) have not decreased nearly as much as CO2 from all other sectors in Europe. Together with emission limits, taxes can help accelerate reductions by giving...
Published 2018.12.16: Publication

What you don’t know can hurt you: European vacation edition

In our recent transatlantic airline fuel efficiency study update, we compared the fuel efficiency of 20 airlines with routes between the United States and Europe. Most of the transatlantic routes in...Finding the lowest carbon flight for a specific trip is more complicated than simply choosing the most fuel-efficient carrier.
Published 2018.12.10: Blog Post

European vehicle market statistics, 2018/2019

The European vehicle market statistics pocketbook offers a statistical portrait of passenger car and light commercial vehicle fleets in the European Union, updated annually. The emphasis is on...
Published 2018.12.05: Publication

The low-ILUC loophole could allow business-as-usual palm oil imports for biodiesel in Europe

The European Commission’s recast Renewable Energy Directive to 2030 (RED II) includes a provision to phase out the contribution of biofuels produced from feedstocks that are high-ILUC risk by 2030....The EC will will soon decide on criteria for classifying high- and low-risk indirect land use change (ILUC) biofuels under the RED II. If the Commission gets it right, this provision could make a...
Published 2018.12.03: Blog Post

Fixing the broken super credits scheme of the proposed HDV CO2 standards

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

Advanced biofuel policies in select EU member states: 2018 update

This update provides details on the latest policy measures that six select European Union member states (Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom) are taking to support...
Published 2018.11.30: Publication

Analysis of high and low indirect land-use change definitions in European Union renewable fuel policy

The European Union (EU) will continue incentivizing the use of biofuels and other renewable fuels through its recast Renewable Energy Directive for 2021-2030 (RED II). This directive includes a...
Published 2018.11.15: Publication

Fact Sheet: Defining low and high ILUC biofuels in European Union policy

Fact sheet regarding the impact of high and low indirect land-use change definitions in European Union renewable fuel policy
Published 2018.11.15: Publication

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