iCET was invited to present its work at the 9th International Youth Summit on Energy and Climate Change (IYSECC 9.0) hosted by Tianjin University on July 10-12. iCET’s Clean Transportation Project Manager, Ms Emma Wang, introduced China’s NEV development and challenges and had an interactive discussion with the students.
On June 23rd, iCET was invited to present its new-data in transport policy project at the “Chengdu City Congestion Reduction Policy and Measures” seminar part of the World Bank GEF Large-City Congestion and Carbon Reduction project (CP3). Ms Emma Wang, iCET’s Clean Transportation Project Manager shared the highlights of the novel UBER case study for assessing actual fuel consumption (FC) and emission factors (EF).
In April, Ministry of MIIT, NDRC and MOST jointly issued the "Long-Term Development Plan for the Automobile Industry," reaffirming the importance of technological advancement for improving energy efficiency. During the 12th Five Year Plan (FYP), the development of new energy vehicles played an important role, as was demonstrated by economic policies (e.g. subsidies and research grants) and regulatory policies (manufacturing requirements). Yet energy efficient vehicles technologies did not keep a similar pace, perhaps partially because of the relatively non-stringent vehicle fuel consumption (FC) requirements. This brief highlights some major issues srrounding standard implementation, a prep form our annual CAFC report.
May 24th, iCET co-organized and presented at the "New Technology of Urban Zero Emission Transportation Forum" held by the China Academy of Transportation Science of MoT at Beijing Exhibition Center. In conjunction to the forum, a 3-day exhibition was held, attracting over 150 national and international attendees.
On the afternoon of May 3rd, 2017, iCET along with its 9 coalition members, have finally released the official BestEV system (App and website). Among the 40 attendees were government agencies, NGOs, auto manufacturers, and media representatives. Over 20 online media outputs covering the event were traced since, and new coalition members have reached out to the non-profit initiator of this collaborative effort, iCET, asking to join in.
On February 24th iCET Clean Transportation Transformation Program Director, Maya Ben Dror, was invited to present the organizations' thoughts on the drivers for China's NEV development, from a regulatory push (to—down) to a demand-side pull (bottom-up).
On February 16th iCET held a roundtable discussion on NEV credits design impact and management planning, together with China Beijing Environmental Emissions Exchange (CBEEX) with support of the Energy Foundation China.
Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau commissioned Chaoyang District Federation to evaluate social organization operating within its authority according to the "social organization assessment management approach" and the "Beijing social organization assessment management interim measures". The results of 57 organizations assessment conducted during the second half of 2016 were release last week, revealing only 3 organization met the 5A category and 24 met the 4A category, among which is the Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation (iCET).
iCET's project manager Ms Kang Liping was invited to participate in the expert committee meeting of Certification Requirements for Bioenergy Sustainability voluntary standard, held on December 21st in Beijing. Led by China Quality Certification Center, the standard defines general criteria and principles
The Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation (iCET) held a "2016 China CAFC and Urban Real-World Emission Evaluation Workshop" in Beijing on September 21st. The workshop was supported by the UK Strategic Prosperity Fund (UK-SPF) and the Energy Foundation (China). Low-Carbon lead of the UK-SPF, Mr. Jonathan Farr, Clean Transportation Project Manager of the Energy Foundation (China), Ms. Xin Yan, and iCET’s founder and president, Dr. Feng An, gave the opening remarks.
iCET was invited to present its new Big Data and ICT work area for improving policy decisions in the transport sector in China towards better urban and national air quality and sustainable low-carbon emissions development. Maya Ben Dror, iCET’s Clean Transportation Transformation Director, highlighted the gap between reported passenger transportation emissions and fuel consumption and actual figures collected through ICT sources in over 31 cities in China over her presentation and through the expert panel discussion.
iCET was invited to present its recent China fuel consumption gap analysis at the 9th Better Air Quality and 17th IUAPPA World Clean Air Congress in Busan Korea, on August 31st. Maya Ben Dror, iCET’s Clean Transportation Transformation Director, highlighted the need for improved fuel consumption and vehicle emissions measurement methods and management practices, as well as the benefits of collaborating towards the collection of end-user data using social-media platforms for flashing out gaps between reported and real-world emissions.
New Energy Vehicle (NEVs) and clean technology vehicles are core strategies for reducing urban air pollution and emissions in China. The corporate average fuel consumption (CAFC) standards, proven to be instrumental in reducing tailpipe emissions globally, have been enacted in China since 2005 and entered their forth implementation stage in 2016 aimed at reaching 5L/100km by 2020. In 2020, NEV subsidies are projected to be phased out, consistent with the target of reaching a volume of 5 million electric vehicles industry. However, assuming the industry will not be self-sustaining by then, governing institutions are attempting to supplement financial support with financial markets: NEV credits are being designed to fit into the CAFC standard and a more independent NEV credits mechanism (similar to California’s ZEV credits mechanism) is being evaluated.
On August 5th, the Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation (iCET), a China-based think tank, organized the 2016 Clean Mobility Salon and Sustainable Consumption Week - NEV Engagement jointly with the Beijing Auto Show and NEV Test-drive Center under the support of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as part of its annual sustainable consumption awareness-raising week.
Part of China's 2016 Green Sustainable Consumption Week (Aug 6th to Aug 14th), iCET hosted "Green Travel" activities at the Beijing Auto Museum which included an New Energy Vehicle (NEV) introduction lecture and EV test-drives/rides, ultimately aimed at inspiring and guiding NEV purchase choices.
The UNEP endorsed “2016 Green Sustainable Consumption Week” was officially launched on August 3rd at the Park Hyatt Hotel, organized by WWF and CCFA for the third consecutive year. iCET’s president, Dr. Feng An, introduced iCET’s Clean Transportation Transformation and its green travel activities in the “Join Forces for Sustainable Spending and Clean Production” panel. Beijing Media Network further interviewed Dr An on his insights on clean low-carbon travel options.