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Summary of the China VI heavy-duty vehicle standards and a comparison with emission regulations in the other major markets.

Overview of the transport fuels provisions in the final EU Renewable Energy Directive for 2021-2030.

The European Commission recently released a regulatory proposal for setting the first ever CO2 emission standards for new heavy-duty vehicles sold in the European Union.

2017.01.20

Summarizes the European Commission's (EC) formal proposal to the EU Council and the European Parliament to recast Renewable Energy Directive (RED) 2009/28/EC2, which will expire at the end of 2020. 

Publication: Policy update
2017.01.12

Provides background information and a detailed overview of the RDE legislation, as well as a discussion of its strengths and areas for improvement.

Publication: Policy update
2016.11.21

The European Commission has proposed the world’s toughest emission standards for non-road mobile machinery (NRMM), which will tighten restrictions and set stricter limits on emissions of particulate matter (PM).

Publication: Policy update
2016.10.06

The proposal would essentially add a new NEV credit program to the existing corporate average fuel consumption regulation for passenger cars overseen by MIIT.

Publication: Policy update
2016.08.25
Summarizes the final rulemaking on new Phase 2 standards to reduce HDV fuel consumption and GHG emissions. Together with Phase 1, the increased efficiency of HD trucks and buses will cut fuel use by over one-third by 2050.
Publication: Policy update
2016.07.08

The goal of this new stage of standard is to reduce fuel consumption by about 15% in 2020 from the 2015 levels, in order to further reduce the gap between China and other more developed markets globally.

Publication: Policy update
2016.06.03

Overview of the main elements of the proposed rule, how it differs from the 2016 rule, and what it means for different types of biofuel pathways and blends.

Publication: Policy update
2016.05.27

Summarizes the specific actions to be implemented in the three key ECZs and compares them to standard emission control areas (ECAs) designated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Publication: Policy update
2016.04.29

Summary of proposal to overhaul the legal framework for ensuring that vehicles meet all environmental and other regulatory requirements, with a focus on market surveillance, better enforcement practices, and vehicle recalls.

Publication: Policy update
2016.04.22

The proposed BS VI standards are far-reaching in scope and incorporate substantial changes to existing Bharat Stage III and IV emission standards. Of particular note is the tightening of particulate matter (PM) mass emission limits and the introduction of particle number (PN) limits for light- and heavy-duty vehicles (LDV, HDV) fitted with gasoline direct injection (GDI) and compression ignition (CI), or diesel, engines. 

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