ICCT in the media


Hydrogen makes inroads in container ship sector

[Riviera, 4/21/2022] Many container ships will be eligible for hydrogen fuel cells – and the time to make it happen is now. This was discussed during Riviera Maritime Media’s Developing hydrogen fuel cells for container ships webinar, part of Container Ship Tech & Ops week. Panellists included ICCT Marine team Associate Researcher Elise Georgeff… Ms. […]

80 more Delhi public buses to improve rural links

[Hindustan Times, 4/14/2022] The number of public buses in Delhi rose to 7031, the highest for the city so far, with transport minister Kailash Gahlot inducting 80 low-floor air-conditioned CNG buses under the Delhi government’s cluster scheme… Currently cluster buses are operated on 328 city routes network. The additional 80 buses will be deployed on […]

Clean Transportation Zone in Warsaw. Is this the end of old diesels? The city will ban entry of cars older than 15 years

[Warszawa Nasze Miasto (translated from Polish), 4/6/2022] The data concerning the emissions of vehicles in Warsaw were presented in the report “Evaluation of real-world vehicle emissions in Warsaw”. It was prepared by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). The same organization that uncovered Volkswagen’s cheating in exhaust control tests. Now, in cooperation with the […]

Here’s How Slowly New York City Is Moving on Electric Vehicles

[New York Times, 4/3/2022] There are just 15 electric public buses on the streets of New York, out of a fleet of more than 5,900 buses. There is just a single electric police patrol car, a Tesla, and only one electric garbage truck. And in a city with nearly 1.9 million registered passenger vehicles, zero-emission […]

These Carbon-Spewing Vehicles Must Be Stopped

[New York Times (by ICCT Chair Margo Oge and Executive Director Drew Kodjak), 1/12/2022] At a gathering on the White House lawn last August, President Biden spoke of a future in which electric cars and trucks will be the only vehicles on the road. “The question,” he said, “is whether we’ll lead or fall behind” in […]

Canada’s largest renewable diesel plant will turn canola oil into fuel

[Canada’s National Observer, 1/21/2022] The ideal feedstock for biofuel is waste oil because it doesn’t impact food production. However, there isn’t nearly enough of that around, so most biofuel projects require palms, soybeans or, in Canada’s case, canola to be grown and harvested specifically to make fuel. That can mean deforestation and higher emissions, said […]

COP26 draft agreement calls on countries to phase out coal, fossil fuels

(Washington Post, 11/10/2021) Transport, which accounts for a fifth of global emissions, is the official theme of COP26 today. To mark the occasion, a coalition of countries, states, cities and automakers signed an agreement to make all new vehicles zero emission by 2040 or sooner. The agreement covers nearly 15 percent of the global car […]

Maharashtra ups the ante on electrifying road transport

(Times of India, by Anup Bandivadekar and Shikha Rokadiya, 11/26/2021) Maharashtra recently revamped its electric vehicle (EV) policy and packed it with a bundle of attractive incentives, aiming at electrifying 10% of new vehicle registrations by 2025, with a focus on urban areas of Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Nashik, and Aurangabad. The policy covers all major […]

Analysis: Electric trucks on their way to catch up with diesel vehicles in terms of costs.

(Ecomento, translated from German, 12/9/2021) The independent research organization International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has compared the total cost of ownership of semi-trailers in long-distance transport with electric and diesel propulsion. This type of commercial vehicle is the segment with the highest emissions in road freight transport. The study covers seven European countries: Germany, […]

Is Flying Home for the Holidays Bad for the Planet?

(New York Times, 11/23/2021) Aviation makes up less than 3 percent of global carbon emissions. But for frequent fliers, it’s the biggest slice of our so-called personal carbon footprint. In 2018, just 1 percent of the world’s population accounted for more than half of aviation-related carbon emissions. Almost 90 percent of the global population did […]