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Study: Cash-for-Clunkers Programs Should Use Fuel Economy Rather Than Age to Maximize GHG Reductions

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A study by researchers at UC Davis suggests that a properly designed vehicle scrappage (i.e., Cash for Clunkers”) program could maximize greenhouse gas emissions savings by using fuel-economy based eligibility requirements rather than age-based requirements. Vehicle scrappage schemes have been implemented in a number of countries in Europe and the US. Tags: Climate Change Emissions Policy

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More international criticism for scrappage schemes

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Yesterday we told you how the scrappage scheme proposals in the USA are coming under fire and today it is the turn of Spain’s scheme to face criticism. The Ecologistas en Accion , one of the country’s most important green groups, is claiming that the scrappage scheme is bad business. According to the group, driving a car is not only bad for the environment but it is also bad for administrations expecting to reap financial rewards.

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Study finds that replacement programs that reduce vehicle lifetime can result in increased lifecycle CO2 emissions

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Effects of changes in the average lifespan of ordinary passenger cars newly registered between 1990-2000 on total induced CO 2 emissions in 2000. Vehicle replacement schemes such as the “cash for clunkers” program in the US and the “scrappage scheme” in the UK have featured prominently in the economic stimulation packages initiated by many governments to cope with the global economic crisis—at least 13 countries have deployed such schemes.

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