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Finds that for cars, the cost for meeting a 2025 target value of 70 g/km (as measured in the New European Driving Cycle - NEDC) is between 250 and 500 euros higher than would be the case in a footprint-based CO2 target system.

Assesses charging infrastructure deployment practices, challenges, and emerging best practices in major electric vehicle markets. Statistically analyzes the relationship between public charging and electric vehicle uptake at the metropolitan area level to better discern local infrastructure variation, practices, and circumstances.

Assesses zero-emission heavy-duty vehicle technologies to support decarbonization of the freight sector in the 2025–2030 timeframe. Synthesizes data from the research literature, demonstrations, and low-volume commercial trucks regarding their potential to deliver freight with zero tailpipe emissions. Analyzes the emerging technologies by their cost of ownership and life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions for China, Europe, and the United States.

2014.04.30

Updates a benchmarking study of airlines' fuel efficiency in 2010. Overall, the fuel efficiency of U.S. airlines on domestic operations improved 2.3% from 2010 to 2012, not enough to meet U.S. greenhouse gas reduction goals, and the gap between best and worst did not change.

Publication: White paper
2014.02.18

Overview of recent ICCT research on the integration of trailers into Phase 2 of the U.S. regulations covering heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions.

Publication: White paper
2014.02.18

Results of a 2013 collaboration with the North American Council for Freight Efficiency on a survey-based study aimed understanding how the market for efficiency technologies has evolved and identifying opportunities for capturing additional efficiencies.

Publication: White paper
2014.02.12

Assesses a broad set of bioenergy pathways by comprehensively accounting for all major carbon sources and sinks, calculating carbon payback times, carbon intensities, and carbon savings.

Publication: White paper
2014.01.30

Demonstrates that incentives for the production of biofuel from cellulosic wastes and residues through the EU Renewable Energy Directive could deliver carbon savings without the same level of indirect land use change or sustainability effects as biofuel from food commodities.

Publication: White paper
2013.12.18

Combines an analysis employing a commonly used investment assessment tool, the capital assets pricing model, with an outline of minor changes to existing federal tax incentives could help unlock needed investment in cellulosic biofuels.

Publication: White paper
2013.11.27

Summarizes the case for shifting to a footprint-based efficiency standard in China, and analyzes how compliance burdens on auto manufacturers might change.

Publication: White paper
2013.10.22

Estimates availability of the cellulosic fraction of waste, agricultural residues, and forestry residues, while considering current uses of these materials and environmental impacts.

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2013.09.09

Fills a gap in the analysis behind U.S. and European regulations intended to restrict use of mobile air-conditioning refrigerants based on their global warming potential.

Publication: White paper
2013.07.23

A novel analysis that connects 2011 in-use fleet characteristics, global satellite data on ship movement, and literature on ship technology to assess the long-term prospects for increasing shipping efficiency.

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