Upgrades to Vietnam's first and only refinery, expected to begin production of Euro 5 diesel and gasoline in 2016, will lower the country’s reliance on imports and allow for the domestic production of clean fuel.
Describes Peru's current efforts in meeting regulatory fuel requirements and obtaining financing for refinery upgrades.
Describes a refinery expansion and upgrade to produce ultra-low sulfur fuel in Cairo, challenges in financing the project, and economic and environmental benefits.
Assesses the potential to identify land that might be suitable for dedicated biomass feedstock production in Europe by using already available land use or land type data.
Proposes guidelines for categorizing biofuel feedstocks for the purpose of regulatory life-cycle analysis
A comprehensive evaluation of the effectiveness of vehicle fuel efficiency labelling across a wide range of economies. (Commissioned from the ICCT by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation).
An assessment of costs, investment options, and required policy support
Compares official fuel consumption values with real-world performance for 20 popular vehicle models. Officially, fuel consumption gains in these 20 models ranged from 8% to 30%. But on-road measurements indicate that 8 of the 20 showed little to no improvement in real-world fuel efficiency.
Evaluates the potential air-quality benefits of using shore-based electric generating facilities, as opposed to a ship's own engines, to supply power for operations (such as loading and unloading) while a ship lies berthed in port.
In January 2016 the EU Parliament will evaluate the RDE proposal from the European Commission's Technical Committee on Motor Vehicles (TCMV). This brief notes five things that could strengthen the regulation.
Explains the methods used to construct a global database of historical vehicle sales and facilitate the development of sales-based metrics that track progress toward clean vehicle policies and technologies.
Policy update on EPA’s final rule for the Renewable Fuel Standard volumes for 2014–2016, summarizing differences from the proposal and indications concerning EPA’s approach to implementing the RFS beyond 2016.
Provides information on possible calculation frameworks to estimate and report the life cycle GHG emissions from oil-based transport fuels placed in the EU market.
Aims to inform the EU’s strategy for controlling CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles by presenting current data on freight movement and HDV sales and statistics in the EU.
Quantifies the potential climate benefits possible if governments meet their long-term goals to decarbonize passenger vehicles with electric-drive technology.
Annual statistical portrait of technologies, fuel consumption, and GHG and pollutant emissions in Europe's passenger car, light-commercial, and heavy-duty fleets.
Analyzes and compares new-vehicle type-approval procedures in the EU and U.S. with an eye toward demonstrating how best to align regulatory requirements, customer expectations, and environmental performance.
This study is an extension of ICCT’s work benchmarking U.S. airline fuel efficiency on domestic operations since 2010.