If the government is really concerned about reducing GHG emissions by increasing use of biofuels, there is still time to make sure it includes sustainability clauses, for the environment and the smallholders, and doesn’t just cater to palm oil investors.
Find it In: Biofuels, Compliance and enforcement, GHG emissions, Fuels2016.08.22
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is setting mandates for biomass-based diesel unsustainably high, based on our research.
Find it In: Biofuels, Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2), Fuels2016.08.18
With the Phase 2 regulation, trailers in the U.S. become the first in the world to be regulated based on their impact on fuel efficiency and carbon emissions.
Find it In: Efficiency, Fuel economy, GHG standards, Global goods transport, U.S. heavy-duty vehicle standards, Vehicle technology, Heavy-duty Vehicles2016.08.18
Changing the vehicle taxation scheme in Turkey from one based on engine displacement to one that uses CO2 emissions as the underlying metric would help to overcome the current market hurdle for low-emission vehicles.
Find it In: CO2 standards, Fiscal policies, GHG emissions, Passenger Vehicles, Vehicle emissions standards2016.08.17
ICAO has struggled to develop an MBM for international aviation for the past 15 years. We’ll know soon whether it succeeds this time and, if so, how close to its goal of carbon neutral growth it comes.
Find it In: Aircraft CO2 emissions, CO2 standards, Emissions trends, GHG emissions, Regulatory design, Aviation2016.08.17
However unprecedented, the Serenity’s voyage is a sign of things to come and may be the beginning of a boom in Arctic vessel activity. While Arctic shipping may bring economic benefits to both local communities and to the global economy, the environmental risks are undeniable.
Find it In: Air pollution, Black carbon, Global goods transport, Marine