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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

世界电动车之都:以先驱之势加速全球汽车电动化变革

在这份简报中,我们聚焦全球范围内电动乘用车累计销量最高的25个城市,用详实的数据展现了这些领先市场在电动汽车推广方面所取得的成功。25个城市截至2017年底的电动乘用车累计销量均超过2万辆,具体包括中国的北京、长沙、重庆、广州、杭州、青岛、上海、深圳、天津、武汉、郑州;英国的伦敦;法国的巴黎;日本的东京和京都;荷兰的阿姆斯特丹;挪威的卑尔根和奥斯陆;瑞典的斯德哥尔摩;以及美国的洛杉矶、纽约、...
Published 2018.11.08: Publication

The potential for low-carbon renewable methane as a transport fuel in France, Italy, and Spain

Renewable methane could conceivably displace natural gas for use in existing vehicle fleets, reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as well as emissions of air pollutants like NOx. It is important...
Published 2018.11.05: Publication

Renewable gas is a distraction for Europe

There’s no room for natural gas in a fully decarbonized future. But the European gas industry argues we should continue using natural gas infrastructure and vehicles because the European Union’s (EU...The European gas industry argues we should continue using natural gas infrastructure and vehicles because the European Union’s gas supply can be transformed to a fully renewable resource by 2050. Is...
Published 2018.11.01: Blog Post

Electric vehicle capitals: Accelerating the global transition to electric drive

This briefing provides an update on the cities around the world with the largest electric vehicle markets. We focus on 25 metropolitan areas which each have seen over 20,000 electric vehicle sales...
Published 2018.10.30: Publication

China Green Freight Assessment: Enabling a cleaner and more efficient freight system in China

This briefing aims to develop an in-depth understanding of China’s road freight system and evaluate the potential benefits of promoting green freight programs in China. In addition, the assessment is...
Published 2018.10.22: Publication

Modernizing vehicle regulations for electrification

This briefing summarizes existing practices and develops design principles related to adapting vehicle efficiency and CO2 standards in the 2020–2030 time frame to enable a long-term transition to...
Published 2018.10.21: Publication

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

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

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

Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Mid-term Evaluation of Model Year 2022 to 2025 Light Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards

Comments submitted September 28, 2018 to Environment and Climate Change Canada regarding the Mid-term Evaluation of Model Year 2022 to 2025 Light Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards....
Published 2018.10.02: News

U.S. Passenger Jets under ICAO’s CO2 Standard, 2018-2038

In 2016, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) finalized a performance standard that will mandate reductions in carbon dioxide (CO2) intensity from new aircraft. The standard will be...
Published 2018.10.02: Publication

Can London be a model for zero-emission mobility?

As the world turns to electric vehicles, several markets stand out as leaders in the transition. There’s a lot of buzz about the successes of Oslo and Amsterdam, but a less told story is that of...A clear air future appears to be on the horizon for London, a city that is rapidly positioning itself as a model for zero-emission transportation.
Published 2018.10.01: Blog Post

Final second-phase greenhouse gas emissions standards for heavy-duty engines and vehicles in Canada

On May 30, 2018, Canada published final standards to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from new on-road heavy-duty vehicles. The new regulation is part of Canada’s economy-wide commitment to...
Published 2018.09.21: Publication

Assessing Canada’s 2025 passenger vehicle greenhouse gas standards: Benefits analysis

This paper is part of a series of reports on analysis done by the ICCT on Canada-specific technology pathways, costs, and benefits of Canada’s 2025 passenger vehicle greenhouse gas standards. The...
Published 2018.09.12: Publication

Assessing Canada’s 2025 passenger vehicle greenhouse gas standards: Technology deployment and costs

This paper is part of a series of reports on analysis done by the ICCT on Canada-specific technology pathways, costs, and benefits of Canada’s 2025 passenger vehicle greenhouse gas standards. The...
Published 2018.09.12: Publication

Assessing Canada’s 2025 passenger vehicle greenhouse gas standards: Methodology and OMEGA model description

This paper is part of a series of reports on analysis done by the ICCT on Canada-specific technology pathways, costs, and benefits of Canada’s 2025 passenger vehicle greenhouse gas standards. The...
Published 2018.09.12: Publication

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