IPIECA launches a new report - GHG emissions and cost of carbon abatement for light-duty road vehicles - a compare and contrast analysis of three comprehensive and independent studies published in the United States and Europe.
Measures to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are being deployed around the world to reduce the risks posed by climate change. This report assesses a wide range of current and future vehicle/fuel pathways, including costs and complete lifecycle GHG emissions. It describes the similarities and differences in assumptions and results among the three studies and addresses ranges of uncertainty. Despite some regional differences, this work finds that the conclusions from the three sourced studies are similar and points to the cost of carbon abatement ($/tonne CO2e) as a useful metric to compare different vehicle/fuel pathway technology options.
The three studies analysed were:
- Cradle-to-Grave Lifecycle analysis of U.S. Light-Duty Vehicle-Fuel Pathways: A Greenhouse Gas and Economic Assessment of Current (2015) and Future (2025-2030) Technologies. Argonne National Laboratory, ANL/ESD-16/7, June 2016.
- Integrated Fuels and Vehicles Roadmap to 2030+. Roland Berger, April 2016
- JRC-CEUCR-Concawe Well-to-Wheels Analysis of Future Automotive Fuels and Powertrains in the European Context, European Commission Joint Research Centre, January 2014.