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In its response to the Department for Transport's Advanced Fuels Call for Evidence, the LowCVP says that Government will need to support the deployment of a range of advanced fuels if the road transport sector is to play a full role in achieving the UK’s 2050 CO2 targets. The LowCVP submission was prepared following extensive consultation with Partnership stakeholders.
New LowCVP member, EV Matters Ltd has been involved in a number of trials seeking to demonstrate the flexibility and versatility of battery electric vehicles. For 2014 the company is committed to two further trials, more challenging than anything attempted before.
Lawmakers in the European Parliament's Environment Committee voted on Wednesday (19 March) to reject a compromise deal exempting long-haul flights from the EU's aviation emissions scheme until the end of 2016, saying the EU would not bow to foreign pressure.
A compromise agreement reached with EU member states earlier this month over carbon emission allowances for aviation is set for rejection in the European Parliament today (19 March) as political groups have rallied to denounce “bullying” from China, Russia and the United States.
EU scientists have found that the new car coolant at the centre of a dispute that has pitched regulators against Germany and its luxury carmaker Daimler does not pose any serious safety risks, the European Commission said on Friday.
A bid to limit dangerous Nitrogen Oxide (Nox) emissions from new ships is in danger of being delayed until 2021, because of pressure from Russia that may be felt in a meeting of EU diplomats today (7 March).
As the EU institutions found a fragile compromise on the emissions trading scheme for aviation, the EU commissioner in charge of transport said the EU executive was still “committed to the ETS” and put the blame on member states for its failure.
The European Union on Tuesday (4 March) reached a preliminary deal on a law that will exempt long-haul flights from paying for carbon emissions until 2016, EU sources said.
Private sector biofuels investment has been killed off by the Renewable Energy Directive, and only a clear, stable policy offering certainty up until 2030 will revive it, argues Eric Sievers.
The European Parliament adopted yesterday (26 February) in a first reading amended rules for European railways, much to the Commission’s disappointment.
A vote in the European Parliament this week finalised CO2 targets for new cars in 2020. But the agreement also highlights a policy-chasm in plans to reduce emissions from vehicles after 2020, writes Greg Archer.
New European Commission rules for state aid to aviation will be more flexible for airports with up to 700,000 passengers per year until 2024, but green campaigners are angry at the EU executive for “backing down”.
Members of the European Parliament voted through the world's toughest carbon dioxide standards for new cars on Tuesday (25 February), prompting a cautious welcome from environmental campaigners.
As the European Commission publishes its new state aid guidelines for airports and airlines on 19 February 2014, Jacek Krawczyk argues that aviation needs to be treated as a business by restoring a level playing field in the sector and stop the race for subsidies.
A group of lawmakers has called on the European Commission to raise the state aid threshold for regional airports, arguing they are “vital” to the local economy and create “thousands of direct and indirect jobs”. But green campaigners disagree entirely and back what they describe as a “balanced” set of rules.
The toughest challenge in the upcoming negotiations with EU member states regarding air passengers’ rights legislation is the definition of “extraordinary circumstances” for flight cancellations, according to Georges Bach, the rapporteur on the dossier for the European Parliament. Bach spoke to EurActiv Greece in an interview.