Asian Clean Fuels Association turned 10 in 2010. It has been an exciting and eventful journey for the clean fuels industry and ACFA. While many countries in Asia and the Middle East have made significant strides in the use of cleaner fuels, raising the quality our lives and of the air we breathe has never been more urgent.
Communicating with and engaging effectively all our stakeholders, partners and peers is one of the most critical elements in advancing the use of cleaner fuels. Building on our successes, lessons learnt and experience accumulated in working with governments and industry stakeholders across the regions to forward the clean fuels conversation, ACFA created a new series of e-newsletters in 2011 that is an extension of ACFA News, a newsletter we have been sharing with you for six years.
The new series of e-newsletters delve into the different aspects of the clean fuels dialogue in the world covering:
Despite serving a diverse array of people and places, Indochina's transportation sector has some shared characteristics. For one thing, the most common passenger vehicle in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar runs on two-wheels, not four. A second commonality is that air pollution could grow much worse, unless steps are taken to rein in emissions. A final area-wide issue has to do with the cost to consumers of getting from A to B.
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▪ CRC study indicates problems with E15
▪ New Chinese emission standards come with huge price tag
▪ India to subsidize electric and hybrid vehicle sales
▪ Indian PM stresses need to curb energy subsidies
▪ EIA expects global fuel consumption to accelerate through 2014
▪ Singapore study shows that buying fuel-efficient cars are worth the extra cost
▪ New information highlights dangers of air pollution
▪ China Implements First Car Air Quality Assessment Guide
▪ China's MEP implements new emission standards
▪ Thailand to tax vehicles based on CO2 emissions by 2016 (Read full article)