How the United States is lagging in the global EV market in three charts

China, Europe, and the United States together made up about 60% of the global light-duty vehicle (LDV) market in 2021. These markets will have an outsized impact on the global electric vehicle (EV) transition and they’re all leaders in EV uptake. But there’s a yawning gap between the speed with which China and Europe are […]

Would a frequent flying tax be progressive?

In September 2022, we published a proposal for using a global frequent flying levy (FFL) to cover the estimated abatement cost of commercial aviation. Now we investigate whether this solution is progressive or regressive.

China’s chance to further reduce diesel emissions with robust policy “punches”

Doing more to abate emissions from diesel fleets can be one of the most critical missions for China in the next decade. The China Mobile Source Environmental Management Annual Report, published by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), revealed that on-road vehicles emitted 5.82 Mt of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and 69 kt of particulate […]

vehicle fuel cap black in color labeled with diesel text