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ICCT-ClimateWorks: well-designed vehicle standards and fuel feeds could reduce combined US, China and EU CO2 emi...

Set goals and let the market work out the best solutions. Rather than mandating a particular technology, such s electric cars or biofuels, policymakers should establish performance standards and levies to reduce emissions. Standards and fees should be based on greenhouse gas emissions. Vehicle performance standards based on greenhouse gas emissions are more effective than fuel economy standards because they cover non-CO2 gases and address the different carbon intensities of different fuels. By the same token, fuel and vehicle fees should be linked to emissions rather than to vehicle attributes, such as weight or engine displacement, so that they can be applied across a range of technologies and fuels, according to the authors. Require consistent, predictable performance improvements. Standards should be made more stringent on a constant, steady basis over several product d...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2012/07/icct-20120729.html

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