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Hongyan He Oliver

Hongyan He Oliver

Former Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, 2004–2009

 

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Former Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, 2004–2009

Current Affiliation: Renewable Energy Specialist, Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Boston, Massachusetts

 

 

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2009

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November 2009

"China's Fuel Economy Standards for Passenger Vehicles: Rationale, Policy Process, and Impacts"

Journal Article, Energy Policy, issue 11, volume 37

By Hongyan He Oliver, Former Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, 2004–2009, Kelly Sims Gallagher, Member of the Board, Donglian Tian and Jinhua Zhang

"China issued its first Fuel Economy Standards (FES) for light-duty passenger vehicles (LDPV) in September 2004, and the first and second phases of the FES took effective in July 2005 and January 2008, respectively. The stringency of the Chinese FES ranks third globally, following the Japanese and European standards....The Chinese experience is highly relevant for countries that are also experiencing or anticipating rapid growth in personal vehicles, those wishing to moderate an increase in oil demand, or those desirous of vehicle technology upgrades."

 

 

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March 2009

"In-use Vehicle Emissions in China: Beijing Study"

Discussion Paper

By Hongyan He Oliver, Former Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, 2004–2009, Kelly Sims Gallagher, Member of the Board, Mengliang Li, Kongjian Qin, Jianwei Zhang, Huan Li and Kebin He

China's economic boom in the last three decades has spurred increasing demand for transportation services and personal mobility. Consequently, vehicle population has grown rapidly since the early 1990s, especially in megacities such as Beijing, Guangzhou, and Tianjin. As a result, mobile sources have become more conspicuous contributors to urban air pollution in Chinese cities.

Tianjin was our first focus city, and the study there took us about two years to complete. Building upon the experience and partnership generated through the Tianjin study, the research team carried out the Beijing study from fall 2007–fall 2008.

Beijing was chosen to be our second focus city for several reasons: it has the largest local fleet and the highest percentage of the population owning vehicles among all Chinese cities, and it has suffered from severe air pollution, partially due to the ever-growing population of on-road vehicles.

 

 

March 2009

"China's Fuel Economy Standards for Passenger Vehicles: Rationale, Policy Process, and Impacts"

Discussion Paper

By Hongyan He Oliver, Former Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, 2004–2009, Kelly Sims Gallagher, Member of the Board, Donglian Tian and Jinhua Zhang

This paper describes the Chinese experience in adopting fuel economy standards for vehicles.  The lessons from China that are described in this paper can be highly relevant for countries that are experiencing or anticipating rapid growth in personal vehicles, those wishing to moderate an increase in oil demand, or those desirous of vehicle technology upgrades.

 

2008

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October 2008

"In-Use Vehicle Emissions in China — Tianjin Study"

Discussion Paper

By Hongyan He Oliver, Former Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, 2004–2009

From March 2005–December 2006, a research team headed by ETIP carried out a project in Tianjin, China, to study emissions from on-road vehicles.

 

 

Nicole Davis

Winter 2008-09

"Reflections and Actions on Improving China's Air Quality"

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By Hongyan He Oliver, Former Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, 2004–2009

While the world congratulated Beijing for its dazzling Olympic stadiums and the splendid opening ceremony, the Belfer Center's Hongyan Oliver argues that it should have also given the city another round of applause for its decade-long efforts to clean up its air. While some of these improvements were temporary, she notes, "its Olympic effort showed the world and China that it is capable of making great changes."

 

2006

2006

"Symposium 2006: Climate Change, Energy, and Developing Countries"

Journal Article, Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, volume 7 2005-2006

By Hongyan He Oliver, Former Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, 2004–2009, Ananth Chikkatur, Former Associate, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group and Ambuj D. Sagar, Associate, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program

An analysis of the role of developing countries vis-a-vis the climate problem and the global energy situation must begin with an understanding of the role of energy in economic, social, and human development.

 

 

2006

"Reducing China's Thirst for Foreign Oil: Moving Towards a Less Oil-Dependent Road Transport System"

Journal Article, China Environment Series, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, issue 8

By Hongyan He Oliver, Former Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, 2004–2009

China’s oil demand is likely to continue increasing in the next two decades, mainly driven by its rapidly growing vehicle fleet, particularly, personal cars.

 

 

May 24, 2006

"The Methodology of In-use Vehicle Emissions Study"

Presentation

By Hongyan He Oliver, Former Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, 2004–2009

 

 

Ed Fladung

May 4, 2006

"Preliminary Results of China In-use Vehicle Emissions Project"

Presentation

By Hongyan He Oliver, Former Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, 2004–2009

 

 

April 14, 2006

"Update on the China In-use Vehicle Emissions Project"

Presentation

By Hongyan He Oliver, Former Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, 2004–2009

 

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