BLOGS / Staff


The power of vehicle taxation schemes

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 standards

Is carbon neutral growth on the horizon for aviation? That depends on your definition

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, Aviation

The voyage of the Crystal Serenity and the risks of Arctic shipping

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

A big win-win on big trucks

The final Phase 2 rule is estimated to result in 1.1 billion tons of CO2 reduction over the regulated vehicles’ lifetimes and is considered to be the most comprehensive and technically ambitious regulation for commercial vehicle efficiency in the world. 

Find it In: Efficiency, GHG standards, Global goods transport, U.S. heavy-duty vehicle standards, Heavy-duty Vehicles

What’s the real impact of indirect land-use change?

Rather than stifling the biofuels industry as a whole, ILUC factors encourage both the development of innovative technologies to reduce direct emissions and the transition to second-generation feedstocks that have smaller indirect effects.

Find it In: Biofuels, Indirect land use change (ILUC), Indirect land use change (ILUC), Fuels

Mexico City commits to a soot-free urban bus fleet

For any city wanting to reduce air pollution from vehicle emissions, buses are an obvious place to start. Mexico City has requested our support, and we will be developing a joint workplan, to kick off with a public workshop in September.

Find it In: Air pollution, Air quality, Clean Air, Heavy-duty Vehicles