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Comparison of fuel-efficiency technology deployment in passenger cars in China, Europe, and the United States

This briefing compares the fleet characteristics and fuel-efficiency technology deployment in China, Europe and the U.S. from 2010 to 2014. In addition, the briefing evaluates the response of the...
Published 2018.06.15: Publication

Comments to the U.S. EPA on the Renewable Fuel Standard Program; Grain Sorghum Oil Pathway proposed rule

Written comments by the ICCT to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard Program; Sorghum Oil Pathway rule. The comments offer a number of technical...
Published 2018.01.26: News

ICCT comments to the U.S. EPA regarding potential reductions in the volume requirements for renewable fuel and biomass-based diesel

Written comments by the ICCT to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding the Notice of Data Availability Concerning Potential Reductions in the Volume Requirements for 2018 Renewable Fuel...
Published 2017.10.19: News

Comments to the U.S. EPA regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard Program NPRM

Written comments by the ICCT to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Standards for 2018 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2019 Notice of Proposed...
Published 2017.08.31: News

Status of policies for clean vehicles and fuels in select G20 countries

Realizing the immense opportunity to promote energy efficiency in their economies, G20 economies adopted an Energy Efficiency Action Plan that identified six focus areas for collaborative activity,...
Published 2017.08.15: Publication

Where does the U.S. stand on biofuels now?

The Trump administration has voiced general support for the country’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), but how its implementation of the RFS would differ from previous administrations has so far...The messages on cost, greenhouse gas emissions, and latitude in interpreting the statute may not be entirely consistent, but one thing is clear: U.S. EPA is now intent on dialing down RFS obligations...
Published 2017.07.11: Blog Post

Impacts of world class vehicle efficiency and emissions regulations in select G20 countries

In 2014, the G20 Energy Efficiency Action Plan prioritized the establishment of a Transport Task Group (TTG) to promote cooperation among participating G20 countries to develop domestic policies that...
Published 2017.01.25: Publication

Final EPA rule for Renewable Fuel Standard 2014–2016 volumes

On November 30, 2015 EPA released its final rule for volume standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program in 2014-2016 as well as the biomass-based diesel volume for 2017. This final rule...
Published 2015.12.11: Publication

Policies to reduce fuel consumption, air pollution, and carbon emissions from vehicles in G20 nations

The transport sector consumes more than half of global oil production, and releases nearly a quarter of all anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions. Motor vehicles and engines contribute to ambient...
Published 2015.06.08: Publication

A primer on U.S. fuel economy standards

The recent spate of news articles with headlines like “Clash looms with automaker and efficiency standards” and “Detroit’s blue skies clouded by worries over fuel economy” are a clear sign that...Why comparing consumer window-sticker fuel economy labels directly with the “54.5 mpg” 2025 standard falsely exaggerates the size of the challenge. 
Published 2015.04.10: Blog Post

Tightening vehicle and fuels standards to benefit global health and climate

Study finds that more stringent standards worldwide could dramatically reduce premature mortality while cutting short-lived climate pollutant emissions as much as 80%. Download the report [.pdf]...
Published 2013.11.12: News