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Reading the tea leaves in ICAO’s market-based measure

2016.09.02
Revised text on the development of ICAO’s MBM for offsetting emissions growth from international aviation has been posted and would offset 60% to 80%+ of traffic growth, depending on who opt ins.

Find it In: Aircraft CO2 emissions, GHG emissions, Regulatory design, Aviation

In the land of the midnight sun, Arctic shipping is on the rise

2016.08.29
As we gain a more complete understanding of ship activity using the satellite AIS data, we can better estimate the environmental and economic effects of international shipping, especially in fragile environments such as the Arctic.

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

Is Indonesia finally going in the right direction on palm oil?

2016.08.26
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, Fuels

Is the EPA setting biodiesel mandates too high?

2016.08.22
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), Fuels

Truck trailers in the U.S.: Leading from behind

2016.08.18
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 Vehicles

The power of vehicle taxation schemes

2016.08.18
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 standards

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