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How Vehicle Standards and Fuel Fees Can Cut CO2 and Boost the Economy
By adopting well-designed vehicle performance standards and fuel fees, the U.S., China, and the E.U. could reduce their combined annual CO2 emissions by more than 1 Gt in 2030. Their cumulative reductions from 2010 through 2030 would total almost 10 Gt--and at a cumulative net savings of $800 billion to $1.5 trillion over the same period.
“How Vehicle Standards and Fuel Fees Can Cut CO2 Emissions and Boost the Economy” explains which vehicle and fuel policies are most effective. Coauthored by experts at the International Council on Clean Transportation, it is the second installment of the “Policies That Work” series.
The Life and Death of Urban Highways: New report from ITDP and EMBARQ questions role of highways in cities
As cities in developed countries continue tearing out urban highways, a new report from ITDP and EMBARQ seeks to re-appraise the specific conditions under which it makes sense to build a new urban highway and when it makes sense to tear one down.
Sustainable urban planning: a blueprint for model Chinese cities
The world’s next generation of cities will need to overcome extreme challenges posed by population growth, congestion, and energy insecurity. China, experiencing the greatest urban population boom in human history, has already taken the first step in building sustainable cities by prioritizing low-carbon and eco cities. To succeed, these efforts must be guided by sustainable urban planning. This report, published by ClimateWorks Foundation, Calthorpe Associates, the China Sustainable Energy Program, and the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, synthesizes the best practices in urban planning from around the world into eight quantifiable principles.
Guangzhou's cutting edge BRT wins 2011 Sustainable Transport Award
Guangzhou, one of the fastest growing cities in the world, recently received the 2011 Sustainable Transport Award for its cutting edge BRT system, which now carries 800,000 passengers a day and connects seamlessly with the city's metro and bike-share systems. See the buses in action and learn about the system's benefits directly from its riders in this new video from Streetfilms and the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, which features interviews with ITDP staff.
ICCT and ClimateWorks release report on vehicle innovation
This edition of the ClimateWorks Network Knowledge Series, authored by the International Council on Clean Transportation, shows how vehicle efficiency standards do much more than reduce carbon dioxide emissions: they also trigger a flood of investments in new technologies; foster new businesses such as battery, electronics, and lightweight materials manufacturers; create jobs; and reduce consumption of expensive, polluting oil.
Report from ICCT on crude oil in Europe
A new report released by the International Council on Clean Transportation analyzes the extraction-to-refining greenhouse gas emissions of crude produced from 3,100 different oilfields that supply oil to Europe.
Size or Mass?
This white paper by The International Council on Clean Transportation, the first in a series on best practices in fuel-economy and GHG-emissions standards design, summarizes the differences between size-based and mass-based standards and discusses their relative advantages and disadvantages.
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy and the Guangzhou BRT system
Learn about how the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy worked with local officials and engineers to create the Guangzhou bus rapid transit system.
To learn more about the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, visit www.itdp.org
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