BLOGS / Staff


Leapfrogging an outdated standard puts India on par with global leaders in control of vehicle emissions

The adoption of Bharat Stage VI emission standards will significantly reduce air pollutant emissions from vehicles sold in India beginning in 2020. However, changes in the final rule notification will cause 3 years additional delay of truly world-class emission standards compared with the initial proposal.

Find it In: Air pollution, Black carbon, Clean Air, Passenger Vehicles, Vehicle emissions control in India, Vehicle emissions standards, Heavy-duty Vehicles

Brother, can you spare three cents (for the climate)?

A back-of-the-envelope calculation shows that the ICAO agreement would entail the aviation industry paying about three cents on the dollar of its climate damages from 2021 to 2035.

Find it In: Airline fuel efficiency, Efficiency, GHG emissions, Aviation

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