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Finalist Evaluation

Judges'' comments


Proposal: Retrofit off-road diesel engines with black carbon filters Contest: U.S. Government 2014 Thank you for your contest entry, Retrofit off-road diesel engines with black carbon filters. We appreciate your willingness to share your ideas, and also the time and effort you put into developing a proposal and submitting it to the
. As your entry did not sufficiently address some of the revisions the Judges were hoping to see, we did not advance it to the next round of competition. We encourage you to keep developing your idea. Transfer your proposal to a Workspace to re-open it, make edits, add collaborators, and even submit it into a future contest. You can do so by logging into your account, opening your proposal, selecting the Admin tab, and clicking “Move proposal.” We welcome you to stay involved in the Climate CoLab community: support and comment on proposals that have been named Finalists, and vote during the public voting period to help select the contest’s Popular Choice Winner. Climate CoLab will be opening more contests throughout the year and you are welcome to submit your proposal to those contests as well. Keep up the great work. We hope that by working together, we all can create solutions that wouldn’t otherwise be possible. Sincerely, Contest Fellows If there are additional comments from the Judges & Fellows, they will be included below.



Semi-Finalist Evaluation

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Judges'' comments


This proposal has obvious greenhouse gas emissions benefits, and we feel that this proposal should advance to the semi-finalist round. We would like to see it put into action.

As such, we have a number of specific suggestions that could improve your proposal:

1) We think some quantification of cost-effectiveness would be very beneficial.

2) You could do more to describe the rulemaking process that would lead to this action. For example, what steps does EPA have to take to require these filters? Has this already happened (we thought of the CAFE standards). If so, what parallels could you draw

3) We feel that the author should address the political landscape that would affect this proposal. For instance, you mention that retrofitting a single vehicle may be expensive in the context of the individual vehicle, and so we wondered how financially feasible the entire proposal would be. Who would object? How would you counter these objections?

In essence, the idea is fundamentally sound, and digging deeper on the details will make this proposal much more compelling.

Good luck!

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