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What cities are leading the charge on electric vehicles?

Occasionally we get glimpses into automakers’ plans to deploy more electric vehicles (EVs). Nissan is now offering free charging in 12 US cities to help accelerate its record-setting LEAF sales. BMW... Kicking off a city-focused project to assess what's going on, what's working, and what could be done better to promote EVs.
Published 2014.11.25: Blog Post

The health burden attributable to vehicle emissions exposure: Recent findings from the Global Snapshot Project

The World Health Organization estimates that outdoor air pollution was responsible for 3.7 million annual premature deaths in 2012. Exposure to vehicle emissions or other mobile sources is a major...
Published 2014.11.24: Event

Marine Program Internship 2015

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is a non-profit organization helping to develop policy solutions to reduce conventional pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions from the...
Published 2014.11.24: Job Posting

The reduction of upstream greenhouse gas emissions from flaring and venting

Oil wells produce natural gas along with oil, and in places where it’s difficult to transport or utilize the gas, operators of the wells may burn it (flaring) or in a few cases simply release it to...
Published 2014.11.19: Publication

U.S. domestic airlines show no overall improvement in fuel efficiency in 2013

Spirit, Frontier tie Alaska for most fuel-efficient U.S. domestic airline in 2013  American slips, with no overall improvement for U.S. airlines Alaska, Spirit, and Frontier Airlines tied as the...
Published 2014.11.19: News

U.S. domestic airline fuel efficiency ranking, 2013

The newest release of this annual rankings report compares the fuel efficiency, and therefore carbon intensity, of U.S. airlines on domestic operations in 2013. The report also investigates changes...
Published 2014.11.19: Publication

More popcorn = More super-credits

Google tells us that during the last twelve months the 2013 Pocketbook European Vehicle Market Statistics page on our website was viewed more than 5,000 times. It is now time to launch our 2014... The new edition of the EU Vehicle Market Statistics pocketbook is filled with detailed statistics for 2001–2013. For the first time we also include some data on heavy-duty vehicles, and of course...
Published 2014.11.12: Blog Post

EU vehicle market, by the numbers: Middle of the passenger-car pack on technical characteristics, but lagging only Japan on fuel efficiency

2014 edition of ICCT's European Vehicle Market Statistics Pocketbook updates annual statistical portrait of passenger car, light commercial fleets, and adds data on heavy-duty vehicles; emphasis is...
Published 2014.11.12: News

European Vehicle Market Statistics, 2014

The annual European Vehicle Market Statistics Pocketbook offers statistical portrait of passenger car and light commercial vehicle fleets in the European Union from 2001—and, beginning with the 2014...
Published 2014.11.12: Publication

A reality check on biomass ambitions

To combat climate change and reduce petroleum imports, some countries have started to adopt strong targets for renewable energy. For example, European Union law requires 20% of energy to be from... Generating energy from some types of biomass can deliver high GHG emission reductions, but could there be enough of these resources to go around if the entire world looked to deliver 20% of its...
Published 2014.11.12: Blog Post

Morbidities calculation: Guidelines and walkthrough

Local air pollution can have a variety of adverse health impacts. Some are fatal and others are not. Non-fatal health impacts are referred to as morbidities and range from increased asthma symptoms...
Published 2014.11.12: Publication

2015 Internship Program

The International Council on Clean Transportation’s Internship Program provides students and recent graduates with the opportunity to learn from leading transportation and environmental policy...
Published 2014.11.06: Job Posting

Considering Co-benefits: Counting the role of non-CO2 climate pollutants in the near and long term

The first principle governing the ICCT’s work, established in the 2001 Bellagio Memorandum, was to “design programs and policies that reduce conventional . . . pollution and greenhouse gas emissions... To put the climate co-benefits of vehicle emissions standards in perspective: In the near-term, currently enacted emissions add 50% to the CO2-e reductions from on-road vehicles in 2030, a climate...
Published 2014.11.06: Blog Post

Press roundup, October 2014

Published 2014.11.01: News

Evaluation of state-level U.S. electric vehicle incentives

Many U.S. states offer incentives to encourage consumers to purchase electric vehicles. Are these various incentives beginning to significantly influence electric vehicle adoption rates? In this...
Published 2014.10.31: Publication

Is IMO losing steam on policies to reduce shipping emissions?

Last week the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) wrapped up its 67th meeting in London. It was a busy meeting, with progress on some issues,... On climate issues, especially additional measures to reduce CO2 emissions from in-use vessels, discussions at last week's meeting of the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environmental...
Published 2014.10.30: Blog Post

Will a new test procedure solve the problem? Latest developments on EU vehicle testing

Over the last few weeks, we published two major reports on the real-world emission behavior of passenger cars in Europe. The first one talked about air pollutant emissions, specifically nitrogen... Two recent ICCT reports clearly demonstrate the serious on-road problem for CO2 and NOx emissions in Europe. The European Commission is working on it, but the approaches chosen to address the real-...
Published 2014.10.30: Blog Post

The WLTP: How a new test procedure for cars will affect fuel consumption values in the EU

The current European type-approval procedure for fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of cars (the New European Driving Cycle, or NEDC) includes a number of tolerances and flexibilities and no longer...
Published 2014.10.29: Publication

Comparative assessment of heavy-duty vehicle regulatory design options for U.S. greenhouse gas and efficiency regulation

As regulatory agencies in the U.S. work on the second phase of heavy-duty vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) and efficiency standards, one of the key decisions they face concerns the regulatory...
Published 2014.10.29: Publication

Will GDI engines mean higher particulate emissions? Thanks to already-enacted Tier 3 standards, no

Benjamin Hulac had an interesting story on gasoline particulate emissions for ClimateWire [paywall] on October 3. He was reporting on research by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) that found... Concerns that engines using gasoline direct injection produce higher particulate emissions overlook two things: the engineering solutions to the problem are already known, and EPA's Tier 3...
Published 2014.10.22: Blog Post