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End of Crystal Serenity’s voyage spotlights way to ban toxic fuel in Arctic

With Arctic shipping expected to rise, there may be an argument that communities in the Arctic ought to be protected from ship emissions just like the rest of the continent. Though it’s an open issue whether the Arctic will win protection from pollution by ships.

Find it In: Black carbon, Marine

Black carbon: Bringing the heat to the Arctic

On her 32-day voyage through the Northwest Passage, the Crystal Serenity probably emitted a bit more than 1 metric ton of black carbon, a climate forcer about 3200 times more powerful than CO2—and in the Arctic, pretty much the worst place possible.

Find it In: Black carbon, Marine

A world of thoughts on Phase 2

Regulatory action to address CO2 emissions and fuel use from heavy-duty vehicles is accelerating around the world. With that in mind, we've been keeping an eye on how the Phase 2 announcement has been covered in markets outside the U.S.

Find it In: CO2 standards, EU heavy-duty vehicle CO2 regulation, U.S. heavy-duty vehicle standards, Heavy-duty Vehicles

Heavy fuel oil is considered the most significant threat to the Arctic. So why isn’t it banned yet?

When we know that heavy fuel oil is the biggest threat to the Arctic marine environment, dangerous to human and environmental health, and already banned in the Antarctic, shouldn’t we seriously consider prohibiting its use in the Arctic?

Find it In: Air pollution, Black carbon, Clean Air, Global goods transport, Marine

Indonesia’s delusional strategy for reducing GHG emissions

How much reduction in CO2 emissions is Indonesia actually getting from its biofuels policy? Short answer: zero. Long answer: Indonesia is actually increasing its CO2 emissions substantially.

Find it In: Biofuels, GHG emissions, Fuels

A heavy-duty economic growth engine

If you want to stimulate growth in the U.S. economy, you could find a lot worse places to start than with a policy that will drive technology innovation in the freight sector and cut the fuel costs from on-road goods movement more than a third by 2030.

Find it In: U.S. heavy-duty vehicle standards, Heavy-duty Vehicles