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Dec 10, 2014

Climate Change and Urbanization: Challenges & Progress in China

On December 10th, 2014, five international environmental organizations jointly released the above titled report during the COP 20 climate conference in Lima, Peru.
Nov 1, 2014

ZEV credits regulation and cap and trade program

This project is aimed at evaluating recent innovative schemes for incentivizing sustainable vehicle and fuel production and financing clean transportation technology development through the industry players themselves. The first, the California Zero Emissions Vehicles (ZEV) credit scheme, is unique program that evolved over a twenty year period and was able to drive local low-emissions vehicle innovations through a mandate combined with market-based implementation mechanism. The second is a recent Cap-andTrade scheme aimed at incentivizing energy and fuel supply through market forces. The two programs, although not officially linked, are both serving similar air-quality improvement and fuel and GHG emissions reduction targets under the state’s scoping plan for better air quality and later on - reduced GHG emissions. After outlining these programs’ development and evaluating their success, this report will highlight the potential and impediments for similar programs design for implementation in Chinese cities.
Nov 1, 2014

ZEV credits introduction and Tesla case study

This report is aimed at introducing the California ZEV-Credits Program, a recent innovative scheme for incentivizing sustainable vehicle production and financing clean transportation technologies development through the transportation sector. The Program’s success will be evaluated through a single case study of world’s leading California-based electric vehicle manufacturer, Tesla Motors. This report will end with initial suggestions for policy-makers and related stakeholders on how a similar program could be evaluated and tailored for use in China.
Oct 11, 2014

Can Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei Achieve Their PM2.5 Targets by 2017?

In this study, we combined Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei regional emission inventories and Community MultiScale Air Quality (CMAQ) modeling to evaluate the air quality improvement effect in the region.
Sep 22, 2014

Analysis on the Carbon Emission Reduction Co-benefit of Coal Cap Policy in China's Air Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan

This study shows that coal consumption control can significantly contribute to both air pollution control and Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) reduction. The CO2 reduction co-benefits brought by such policy may vary via implementing different coal use substitution plans. This study suggests that local governments should consider maximizing the CO2 reduction co-benefits when designing coal consumption reduction and substitution plans.
Sep 22, 2014

Analysis of carbon reduction co-benefit of coal cap policy

This study shows that coal consumption control can significantly contribute to both air pollution control and Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) reduction.
Aug 12, 2014

International Best Practices for Congestion Charge and Low Emissions Zone

This report systematically summarizes the experiences and lessons on congestion charge and low emissions zone in London in U.K., Stockholm in Sweden, Milan in Italy, Singapore, and Minnesota and New York in U.S.
Aug 1, 2014

2014 China Passenger Vehicle Fuel Consumption Development Annual Report

The Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation (iCET) is a unique China-based non-profit third party organization that has been involved in the development of fuel economy policies in China since 2002. Leveraged by its deep market understanding and regulatory outreach, iCET developed China’s first and most comprehensive vehicle database from 2006. This year’s report is iCET’s fourth annual report, which tracked China’s fuel economy implementation status, trends and recommendations.
Jul 15, 2014

Researches on Building Demolition Management Policy

This project analyzed the causes of building demolition, identified the existing problems in management level and the approval process, and also surveyed the advanced experience in building demolition management of other countries with the intention to provide solid and sound suggestions in the strict management of building demolition in China.
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