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Title: Reducing black carbon emissions from diesel vehicles in Russia: An assessment and policy recommendations

This article assesses options and challenges of reducing black carbon emissions from diesel vehicles in Russia. Black carbon is a product of incomplete diesel combustion and is a component of fine particulate matter. Particulate matter emissions have adverse health impacts, causing cardiopulmonary disease and lung cancer; black carbon is also a large climate forcer. Black carbon emissions from Russian diesel sources affect not only the Russian territory but also contribute to overall pollution. Here, this paper analyzes current ecological standards for vehicles and fuel, evaluates policies for emission reductions from existing diesel vehicle fleet, and assesses Russia’s attempts to encourage the use of natural gas as a vehicle fuel. Based on best practices of black carbon emission reductions, this paper provides a number of policy recommendations for Russia.
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  1. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States). Atmospheric Science and Global Change Div. (ASGC)
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Journal ID: ISSN 1462-9011; PII: S1462901115301003
Grant/Contract Number:
X4-83527901; DE-GM-5-00-RLO-1831; AC05-76RL01831
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Environmental Science and Policy
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 56; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 1462-9011
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
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Country of Publication:
United States
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY Black carbon; Diesel; Transport; Russia