The use of hydrogen as an energy carrier, a more recent development than its industrial use, has its place in the low-carbon economy of the future, in both buildings and transport. But the technology is still poorly understood in France. EurActiv's partner La Tribune reports .
Despite the encouraging and historic climate agreement at COP 21 in Paris, politicians all over the world argue that quick climate action is too costly. But if they redid the calculation and included co-benefits they would take action now. And they should, argues Christian Friis Bach.
The European Commission today (27 January) proposed a new regulation to overhaul how national authorities approve car types - four months after the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal rocked EU lawmakers.
EXCLUSIVE/ Adidas, Puma, Aldi, and Commerzbank are among more than 30 German business giants demanding an overhaul of EU climate and energy policy after Saturday’s landmark deal (12 December) to limit global warming at COP21.
SPECIAL REPORT / South Africa’s economic capital wants to develop an ambitious climate strategy, following in the footsteps of Paris, the first French city to adopt a similar strategy in 2007. EurActiv France reports .
Cities and regions are leading the fight against global warming, calling for the EU to be zero carbon by 2050, as world leaders prepare for the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21) in November.
Cleaner transport has helped reduce the ecological footprint of the Île-de-France region over the last decade, but housing and food are two energy intensive sectors where little has changed. Journal de l'Environnement reports .
The dieselgate scandal has sent share prices plummeting and led investors to demand explanations about the role of the 115 lobbyists employed by car manufacturers in Brussels. Journal de l'Environnement reports .
Volkswagen's top-of-the-range automaker Audi said on Monday (28 September) that 2.1 million of its diesel cars worldwide are fitted with the sophisticated software enabling them to cheat emission tests.
Luxembourg was today (22 September) criticised by campaigners for leading talks about the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris this November, while having the highest per capita fossil fuel subsidies in the European Union.
Car makers will not invest in low carbon technology while polluting is cheap. Strict emissions standards are the only way to decarbonise road transport and stimulate a modal shift, argues William Todts.
An EU working group will meet on the symbolic date of 11 September to discuss road and rail security in the aftermath of the foiled terrorist attack of 21 August, in which mass bloodshed on a high-speed train from Brussels to Paris was narrowly avoided.