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Trucks, buses and coaches would use less fuel and emit lower amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) under a strategy just adopted by the European Commission. Such heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) are responsible for around a quarter of CO2 emissions from road transport in the EU. Without action, HDV emissions in 2030-2050 are projected to remain close to current, unsustainable levels.
In efforts to address the challenge to develop the new advanced propulsion technologies required for the move to zero emission vehicles, Loughborough University has announced that it will invest £1.5M over five years in strategic research appointments.
General Electric’s bid to merge with Alstom is history repeating itself. And if GE does not engage in proper EU lobbying work this time, failure will be its destiny again, writes Andreas Geiger.
Dr. Andreas Geiger is Managing Partner of Alber & Geiger, an EU lobbying law firm.
Professor Jim Skea who was closely involved in the process leading to the IPCC's recent report says that hitting the two-degree 'safe' target for climate change will require "technological and institutional change on a massive scale." Prof Skea, who is also a member of the UK's Committee on Climate Change, will be speaking at the LowCVP Conference on July 15 about his work with the IPCC.
Two of the nominated entrants for the prestigious European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE) Awards are 'graduates' of the 2012 LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards. Transport for London and Controlled Power Technologies (CPT)/ the European Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium (EALABC) are amongst twelve entries celebrated at an event held today in Edinburgh.