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Press roundup, September 2014

Aftenposten 09/01 Nye biler bruker 22 prosent mer drivstoff enn produsentene oppgir Manufactura.mx 09/02 México vende los camiones más ineficientes del mundo EuroNews 09/04 Is Merkel's green zeal...
Published 2014.09.30: News

Canada's Environment Minister announces new regulatory measures for vehicles and fuels

Last week, Canada’s Minister of the Environment, Leona Aglukkaq, announced three new regulatory initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improve the environmental performance of both... Three new regulatory initiatives announced by Minister Leona Aglukkaq will reduce GHG emissions and improve the environmental performance of both the light- and heavy-duty vehicle fleets.
Published 2014.09.29: Blog Post

[Press release] Gap between reported and actual fuel economy higher than ever before

The gap between official and real world fuel-economy figures has reached more than 30 per cent, causing motorists to spend an average of €450 per year more on fuel than if that non-performance gap...
Published 2014.09.28: News

A trend that can’t continue: The gap between official and real CO2 reductions from Europe’s passenger car fleet keeps growing

Our report last year documenting the worsening gap between official, test-based CO2 emissions from Europe’s passenger cars and what drivers actually experience on the road received a lot of attention... We've just released an update to our study of the discrepancy between offiical and real-world CO2 emissions from passenger cars in the EU. The bad news: the gap continues to increase, and at an...
Published 2014.09.28: Blog Post

From laboratory to road: A 2014 update

Europe’s passenger-car efficiency regulation has very effectively driven down the official average CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of new passenger cars in the EU. The 2015 target of 130 grams of...
Published 2014.09.28: Publication

[Press release] Announcement of Global Green Freight Action Plan

On September 23, at the UN Secretary General's Climate Summit, a number of partnerships and initiatives to promote climate action were announced. Once such announcement was in regards to the...
Published 2014.09.24: News

Black Carbon Expert Tami Bond Awarded 2014 MacArthur "Genius" Grant

Today the ICCT celebrates the announcement that Tami Bond, a professor at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign and international expert on black carbon, has been awarded a 2014 fellowship by...
Published 2014.09.18: News

[Press release] Even with Global Shift to Mass Transit, Best-Practice Standards for Clean Vehicles and Fuels Key to Curbing Health Impacts

Released by the University of California, Davis and the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) on September 17, 2014, this study examines how major changes in transport...
Published 2014.09.16: News

Green Freight at the UNSG Climate Summit next week

At the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit in New York City September 23, countries, cities, non-state organizations and private-sector entities will commit to scale up actions to mitigate short-...
Published 2014.09.15: News

Here’s one way to waste a lot less of our newfound natural gas resources

Geopolitics have rekindled an American domestic debate on exporting natural gas. Many believe that the United States should leverage its newfound wealth in natural gas to balance international demand... In contrast to crude oil tankers or containerships, whose operating costs only marginally affect the total cost of the goods they carry, LNG carriers represent more than 20% of total “door-to-door”...
Published 2014.09.05: Blog Post

A Guide for the Perplexed to the Indirect Effects of Biofuels Production

Over the past decade, the concept of indirect land use change (ILUC) has come from obscurity to become a primary concern for biofuels policy. In the U.S., the Renewable Fuel Standard and California'...
Published 2014.09.04: Publication

Press roundup, August 2014

Hydrocarbon Processing 08/01 Innovative modeling of heavy crudes provides competitive advantages Friends of the Earth 08/05 Conservation groups launch legal challenge to cut carbon pollution from...
Published 2014.09.02: News

Is the Renewable Fuel Standard inadvertently driving up U.S. palm oil imports?

If you’re reading this on your lunch break, take a look at the ingredients label on your cookies. Chances are you’ll see one or a combination of soybean oil, palm oil, and canola oil, perhaps... About a third of all U.S. soybean oil goes into biodiesel that the RFS requires to be blended into diesel fuel. That's soybean oil that's no longer available to use in food products, leading to...
Published 2014.09.02: Blog Post

Stakeholder workshop report on tractor-trailer efficiency technology, 2015-2030

This report, based on a July 2014 workshop, updates conventional wisdom on available technologies that offer the potential to increase tractor-trailer efficiency in the 2015-2030 timeframe. The...
Published 2014.08.28: Publication

The new RFS pathway: Revenue opportunities for EVs and utilities

The ICCT is teaming up with the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC), the Union of Concerned Scientists, and Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan for a webinar discussion of the new Renewable...
Published 2014.08.27: Event

Indirect land use change: The facts

Indirect land-use change, or ILUC, has dominated much of the conversation on biofuels for the past six years, and the debate is far from over. ICCT's Fuels Program Lead, Chris Malins, will give a...
Published 2014.08.27: Event

此消彼长的新能源汽车市场(2014上半年更新)

在之前发布的全球电动汽车激励政策研究中,我们对2012和2013年12个地区的电动汽车市场份额及财税激励政策进行排名。今年上半年,随着部分旧政策的失效和新政策的发布,我们观察到电动汽车市场发生的一些变化(见下图)。 2012–2014 年12个地区的电动汽车销量 在2014年的上半年,中国的电动汽车销售量有了明显提升,无论是纯电动汽车还是混合动力车,前6个月的销量均已超过2013年全年的销量... 2014年上半年中国电动汽车销量明显提升,近期各项新政的出台再次给电动车市场的扩张强有力的支持。此外,世界两大电动车市场发生了有趣的变化,瑞典的电动车销量陡然上升,其他市场较为稳定。原因为何?我们观察了几个比较有趣的市场。
Published 2014.08.20: Blog Post

Long-term energy efficiency improvement for LNG carriers

With the booming natural gas trade, there has been huge growth in demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, the primary means of intercontinental transportation of natural gas. This study...
Published 2014.08.19: Publication

Policy update: Bharat Stage IV emission standards for two-wheelers in India

On July 4, 2014, India finalized the fourth stage of emission standards for motorized two- wheeled vehicles. The Bharat Stage (BS) IV standards will go into effect for type approval of new...
Published 2014.08.12: Publication

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Mexico’s Heavy-duty Emission Standards (NOM 044)

Mexico is planning to revise its existing emissions standards for diesel heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs). The existing regulation, Norma Oficial Mexicana 044 (NOM 044), requires new vehicles to meet...
Published 2014.08.11: Publication

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