Explained: Why fuel efficiency standards in Australia are expected to reduce costs for car owners
It’s important to consider vehicle ownership cost over time when thinking about the costs of complying with fuel efficiency standards.
Indonesia’s historic announcement proves the country’s transport future is electric
The government of Indonesia consistently signals that electric vehicles (EVs) are the nation’s transport future. The latest sign came on April 20, 2023, during a meeting of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF). Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo joined 16 other leaders to announce global climate goals and national commitments under the provisions […]
Will Indonesia’s ambitious plan to subsidize EVs and hybrids benefit everyone?
In December 2022, Indonesia’s Minister of Industry, Agus Gumiwang, announced the government’s plan to provide purchase subsidies for electric cars, hybrid cars, and electric motorbikes, and to subsidize the cost of converting combustion-engine motorbikes to electric. What does this mean for consumers?
Run, Australia, run! Catch up with leading markets in decarbonizing light-duty vehicles
When Australia sets light-duty vehicle fuel efficiency or CO2 emission standards, it’s critical for climate goals that they align with world-class standards and start as early as possible.
Incentivizing zero- and low-emission vehicles: The magic of feebate programs
If designed properly, feebates can be a revenue neutral way to help spur the transition to electric.
The Deadliest Catch: Scrubber washwater discharge in ASEAN fishing grounds
Scrubbers, a newly popular technology that greatly reduces pollution from ship exhaust, have a serious downside: the pollutants they capture are typically disposed of in ocean waters. In essence, they convert air pollution to water pollution. This blog examines the impact of “washwater” discharged by ships in southeast Asia, a region rich in fishing grounds, and makes recommendations for reforming the practice.
Taking the global pulse on soot-free bus progress with industry partners
In September 2017, BYD, Cummins, Scania, and Volvo joined the Global Industry Partnership on Soot-Free Clean Bus Fleets and pledged to make soot-free technologies available to 20 cities worldwide. What progress has been made?
Transforming Transjakarta: First steps toward electric buses for the world’s largest BRT fleet
Jakarta’s revered bus rapid transit system is heading toward electrification.
Gasifikasi residu kelapa sawit: Membantu Indonesia ‘go renewable’
Ada alternatif lain selain menggunakan batubara yang memungkinkan Indonesia mengurangi ketergantungan pada impor dan mencapai target energi terbarukan.
Gasifying palm residues: Helping Indonesia go renewable
There is an alternative to coal that would allow Indonesia to lessen its reliance on imports and meet its renewable energy goals.
Pakistan’s National Electric Vehicle Policy: Charging towards the future
Pakistan’s new electric vehicle policy aims to electrify 30% of all passenger vehicles and heavy-duty trucks by 2030, and 90% by 2040.
What’s the plan, Sam? Why the United States still needs to lead on aviation emissions.
A previous post explained why U.S. leadership is crucial in controlling greenhouse gases from aircraft. So, how’s that going?