How close might the continuing dieselization of India's vehicle fleet come to erasing the health benefits gained from vehicle emission controls put in place over the last ten years?
Find it In: Air pollution, Air quality, Climate and Health, Emissions trends, Passenger Vehicles, Vehicle emissions control in India2012.04.10
Study by CRISP, Deltares, ICCT and the University of Leicester shows that the rate of expansion of palm plantations onto peatlands has accelerated from 1990 to 2010.
Find it In: EU Fuel Quality Directive, Fuels, Indirect land use change (ILUC), Indirect land use change (ILUC), Low-carbon fuels, Renewable Energy Directive (EU), Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2)2012.03.28
India’s just-released budget for fiscal year 2012 offers some new examples of fiscal policies' effects on fleet composition.
Find it In: Air pollution, Climate and Health, Fiscal policies, GHG emissions, Heavy-duty Vehicles, Passenger Vehicles, Vehicle emissions control in India2012.03.26
Biofuels policies are normally justified as global warming mitigation measures, as well as having benefits for energy security and rural development. However, intensive agricultural production systems have negative impacts on other aspects of the environment, such as water use and eutrophication - we explore whether there is a risk of environmental burden shifting, damaging the environment in new ways in the attempt to reduce damage from GHG emissions.
Find it In: Biofuels, California Low-Carbon Fuel Standard, EU Fuel Quality Directive, Fuels, Indirect land use change (ILUC), Low-carbon fuels, Renewable Energy Directive (EU), Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2), Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (UK)2012.03.21
The sharp increase in EU market share of passenger cars using gasoline direct injection has everything to do with manufacturers looking for greater vehicle efficiency and lower CO2 emissions.
Find it In: Efficiency, EU 2020 vehicle targets, EU light-duty vehicle CO2 regulation, Fuel economy, GHG emissions, Passenger Vehicles, Vehicle technology2012.02.27
A good post on Green Car Congress summarizing ICCT senior fellow John German's talk at the SAE Hybrid Vehicle Symposium last week.
Find it In: Advanced Technologies, Electric vehicles, Passenger Vehicles, Vehicle technology