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A preliminary assessment of the environmental performance of new commercial supersonic transport aircraft.

This research explores policy approaches that can improve real-world fuel consumption performance, especially for compliance with the 2015-2020 standards and the development of the 2025-2030 standards.

Provides an overview of this strategy, which represents the first global climate framework for shipping, and includes quantitative GHG reduction targets through 2050 as well as a list of candidate short-, mid-, and long-term policy measures to help achieve these targets.

2018.07.17

A preliminary assessment of the environmental performance of new commercial supersonic transport aircraft.

Publication: Working paper
2018.06.21

This research explores policy approaches that can improve real-world fuel consumption performance, especially for compliance with the 2015-2020 standards and the development of the 2025-2030 standards.

Publication: White paper
2018.06.06
Palm oil isn’t as bad for climate as you think. It’s worse.
Blog Post
2018.05.09
Twice a year, at Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, newspapers in the U.S. often print articles informing the public where their flowers come from.
Blog Post
2018.05.02
Arguably, the biggest climate news so far in 2018 is the International Maritime Organization, or IMO, finally
Blog Post
2018.04.23

Provides an overview of this strategy, which represents the first global climate framework for shipping, and includes quantitative GHG reduction targets through 2050 as well as a list of candidate short-, mid-, and long-term policy measures to help achieve these targets.

Publication: Policy update
2018.04.19
An economics blogger I follow once wrote that it’s impossible to be a long-run market bull if you’re always a short-term market bear.
Blog Post
2018.03.28
The transport sector accounts for almost one quarter of all global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and is one of the main contributors to urban air pollution in most cities. African countries and cities are no different.
Blog Post
2018.02.09

Reviews recent research regarding greenhouse gas emissions from the manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles. We analyze this research in the overall context of life-cycle emissions of electric cars as compared to conventional internal combustion vehicles in Europe. Finally, we discuss the primary drivers of battery manufacturing emissions and how these emissions could be further mitigated in the future.

Publication: Briefing
2018.02.05

Explores some of the compliance pathways available to heavy duty vehicle manufacturers. Specifically, this paper develops hypothetical technology packages for certain types of tractor trucks, vocational vehicles, and trailers using distinct technology strategies compares cost-effectiveness.

Publication: Working paper

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