April 2019 Research Digest

Research Digest – April 2019

2018 EPA Automotive Trends Report

March, 2019 (US EPA)

 

 
This new annual report is part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) commitment to provide the public with information about new light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, fuel economy, technology data, and auto manufacturers’ performance in meeting the agency’s GHG emissions standards.

 

 

Priorities and pathways: CCUS workshop summary report

March 5, 2019 (Carbon management Canada CMC research Institute)

 

 
Based on the economic opportunity and environmental imperative, the 2018 CCUS Workshop Report concludes by calling for a national network of CCUS stakeholders to ensure consistent and stable political support, to establish a strong positive narrative, and to advance a national strategy for CCUS innovation and commercialization including realistic objectives for sector development, domestic and international investment, and export growth.

 

 

Optimizing Oil Pipeline and Rail capacity out of Western Canada

March 15, 2019 (National Energy Board NEB/ Office national de l’énergie ONE)

 

 
The report states that any notable increase in pipeline or rail capacity would need to come from new major infrastructure projects as current pipeline capacity is fully utilized and rail infrastructure is operating at or near capacity. / Selon le rapport, toute augmentation notable de la capacité pipelinière ou ferroviaire devra provenir de nouveaux projets d’infrastructure d’envergure, puisque la capacité pipelinière actuelle est complètement utilisée et que l’infrastructure ferroviaire fonctionne à pleine capacité ou presque.