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Japan light commercial vehicle fuel economy standards for 2022

In March, an advisory committee to Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) and Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) finalized new fuel economy standards for...
Published 2015.04.28: Publication

Testing methods for heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency: Trends and implications for India

A number of countries, including Japan, the U.S., Canada, and China, have implemented regulations to control heavy-duty vehicle fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, and the European Union...
Published 2015.04.27: Publication

Technical training workshop on light-duty vehicle regulations

Taller de Capacitación Técnica en materia de regulaciones para vehículos ligeros  Organizado por el Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental (CEMDA) en colaboración con el International Council on Clean...
Published 2015.04.23: Event

Eighteen wheels and ten miles per gallon

Over the past generation, a lot has changed for the workhorse of American freight-hauling, the eighteen-wheel big rig, officially known as the Class 8 long-haul tractor-trailer. One thing that hasn't... The average long-haul tractor-trailer on U.S. highways gets the same 6 miles per gallon of diesel that it did decades ago. But there are clear signs that that, finally, is about to change.
Published 2015.04.21: Blog Post

Cost effectiveness of advanced efficiency technologies for long-haul tractor-trailers in the 2020–2030 timeframe

As U.S. regulatory agencies work on the second phase of heavy-duty vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and fuel-efficiency standards, a key question concerns the payback periods of various...
Published 2015.04.21: Publication

Advanced tractor-trailer efficiency technology potential in the 2020–2030 timeframe

As U.S. regulatory agencies work on the second phase of heavy-duty vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) and efficiency standards, one key issue is understanding how available and emerging technologies might...
Published 2015.04.20: Publication

When will heavy-duty pickups and vans compete on efficiency too?

If you live in the U.S., you've seen commercials for pickup trucks trumpeting “best-in-class” horsepower, towing, and payload capability. Get ready for a new trend in marketing pickups, as the... Nobody really knows the fuel economy of new commercial pickups and vans, because manufacturers aren't required to publicly disclose it. But that could be about to change, with Phase 2 of the US...
Published 2015.04.20: Blog Post

Regulatory considerations for advancing commercial pickup and van efficiency technology in the United States

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration are at work on the second phase of greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards for medium- and...
Published 2015.04.20: Publication

Black carbon emissions from shipping: Fact-checking conventional wisdom

This past January, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) made long-anticipated progress on the definition of black carbon from shipping. After four years of agonizing debate, the subcommittee... A common estimate of shipping's contribution to total global emissions of black carbon turns out to be wrong — way wrong. The IMO's Marine Environment Protection committee should take notice next...
Published 2015.04.17: Blog Post

A primer on U.S. fuel economy standards

The recent spate of news articles with headlines like “Clash looms with automaker and efficiency standards” and “Detroit’s blue skies clouded by worries over fuel economy” are a clear sign that... Why comparing consumer window-sticker fuel economy labels directly with the “54.5 mpg” 2025 standard falsely exaggerates the size of the challenge. 
Published 2015.04.10: Blog Post

Marine Program Fellow

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has an immediate opening for a Fellow in its Washington, DC office to work in our marine program. The position will support maritime research...
Published 2015.04.09: Job Posting

A Rorschach test for transport geeks: Passenger vehicle fuel efficiency in Japan

The latest version of Japan’s fuel economy guide for passenger vehicles was posted last week (Japanese only). Released annually by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT)... Is the fact that Japanese automakers stay 5–7 years ahead of regulatory targets evidence that they're geniuses, or that their regulators are unable to set realistic targets, or something in between...
Published 2015.04.03: Blog Post

Green freight programs and technology verification

Voluntary “green freight” programs have been established in a number of countries and regions, with the goal of increasing the fuel efficiency (and reducing GHG emissions) of trucking fleets and...
Published 2015.04.03: Publication

Committing to clean up cars and trucks

On Friday, March 27, Mexico issued its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as part of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Although at first glance the INDC (Intended... Mexico's INDC (Intended Nationally Determined Contribution) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is tied to real and actionable policy goals.
Published 2015.03.31: Blog Post

Electric vehicle incentives, chargers, and sales: What we see and what we don’t (yet)

In the US, ambitious state goals and national goals for electric vehicle (EV) adoption have challenged automakers and policymakers to find new ways to encourage consumers to choose EVs over... As local and state governments experiment with ways to encourage EV sales, analysts are pulling together all the data we can find, looking for patterns to identify the best practices in EV policy.
Published 2015.03.25: Blog Post

ICCT and Shenzhen Habitat and Environment Committee sign Memorandum of Understanding

On 21 March 2015 the International Council on Clean Transportation and the Shenzhen Habitat and Environment Committee (SZHEC) signed a memorandum of understanding that will form the basis of a...
Published 2015.03.24: News

Needs and opportunities to reduce black carbon emissions from maritime shipping

Ports and marine vessels are major sources of diesel particulate matter and black carbon. There are growing concerns about the impacts that air pollution from shipping has on the environment,...
Published 2015.03.24: Publication

In their own words: The youthful human face of Arctic policy

At the end of January, I attended the Arctic Encounter Symposium at the University of Washington Law School in Seattle, Washington. The title of the symposium was “Charting a Path to U.S. Leadership... Responses from Alaskan middle-school students to a survey asking about their experiences of and observations on climate change are reminders of the human side of policy problems that too often we...
Published 2015.03.23: Blog Post

Another look into the crystal ball at the IMO

About this time last year, I predicted that the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations agency based in London that oversees international shipping, could take sweeping action... Will it be another rudderless year? Or will momentum building in other venues for coordinated action on climate change motivate the IMO?
Published 2015.03.14: Blog Post

Wearing the cap: A place for food-based ethanol in the RED?

In Europe, a long-running process of revising the EU’s biofuel policy is, after several years of discussion, analysis and negotiation, gradually drawing to a close. It is widely expected that within... The EU will probably soon reach agreement on amendments to the Renewable Energy and Fuel Quality Directives (RED and FQD) that will recognize concerns raised about indirect land use change and...
Published 2015.03.14: Blog Post

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