Sean Goulding Carroll

Transport 11-05-2021

Connecting Europe by rail, the future of public transport in rural areas, and the falling price of EVs

The ability to cross borders seamlessly tends to be described, at least in Brussels, in lofty terms. It is positioned as a crowning achievement of the European project, one that allows us to imagine ourselves outside of geography, to live as “Europeans” uninhibited by boundaries or national constrictions.
Germany seeks to fly ahead in getting e-fuels market ready
Aviation 11-05-2021

Germany charges ahead in decarbonising domestic flights with new e-fuel roadmap

One third of fuel used in domestic flights by 2030 will come from sustainable sources, according to a new German roadmap on the market ramp-up of power-to-liquid (PtL) kerosene unveiled on Friday (7 May).
Railways 07-05-2021

‘European Year of Rail’ fails to stem train company COVID losses

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be felt by European train companies, with 2021 figures released by the rail sector showing losses across the board, despite EU attempts to promote rail transport.
Transport 04-05-2021

Training workers for a digital rail sector, European fuel cells, and a lack of money for cycling infrastructure

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Transport 30-04-2021

ECF: EU recovery plans squander chance to boost cycling

European cycling groups have criticised EU countries for neglecting cycling in their National Recovery and Resilience Plans, saying the low levels of funding allocated by most member states will see them miss out on billions in economic and health benefits.
Railways 29-04-2021

Rail companies should upskill workers for shift to digital: EU Commissioner

The digitalisation of the rail sector will create ‘quality jobs’ but many existing workers will need to reskill to meet the demands of new technology, according to EU employment commissioner Nicolas Schmit.
Aviation 28-04-2021

Aviation bosses embrace sustainable aviation fuels as path to green flying

Two of Europe’s leading aviation companies have argued that scaling up sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) is an essential step to decarbonise flying, as hydrogen is not yet ready to be adopted on a large scale.
Transport 27-04-2021

Green jet fuel for all flights, expanding the ETS, and defending the internal combustion engine

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Transport 22-04-2021

Electrify key highways to accelerate shift to battery-powered trucks: report

A modest investment into charging infrastructure along major European motorways could herald a shift to low-carbon electric road freight over long distances, according to a new report by the green NGO Transport & Environment (T&E).
Aviation 22-04-2021

EU considers applying green jet fuel mandate to all departing flights

The European Commission has confirmed that the upcoming ReFuelEU Aviation initiative will impose a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) blending mandate, with the EU executive suggesting it will apply to all flights taking off from European airports, regardless of whether their destination is inside the bloc.
Transport 20-04-2021

Rail vs aviation, charging points rollout criticism, and measuring microplastics

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Circular materials 20-04-2021

EU seeks ‘reliable’ method to measure microplastic pollution from tyres

An EU regulation on tyre labelling due to come into force on 1 May will not cover the rate at which tyres shed particles – a major contributor to microplastics in Europe – as an agreed method for the calculation of abrasion is still not in place.
Railways 15-04-2021

Rail and aviation set for showdown over 2022 ‘European Year of’ status

Rail associations are calling on the European Commission to extend the current “European Year of Rail” designation to 2022 as the ongoing pandemic has disrupted this year's planned activities. But some MEPs argue that next year should be the “European Year of Aviation” to support the struggling airline sector.
Electric vehicles 14-04-2021

Deployment of EU electric vehicle charging stations too slow, auditors say

The European Union's deployment of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles is not quick enough to meet the bloc's targets, EU auditors said on Tuesday (13 April).
Transport 13-04-2021

Clean trucks, tyres recycling controversy, and a metro made of cars

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Transport 09-04-2021

Electric truck technology close to challenging diesel: study

Electric freight trucks will soon be technologically ready to replace fossil-fuel powered trucks, but the lack of fast-charging infrastructure will hamper uptake, a new study has found.
Circular materials 02-04-2021

Tyre industry and environmentalists lock horns over potential rubber infill ban

Green campaigners have warned that failure by the EU to designate rubber infill derived from tyres as a banned microplastic will lead to significant environmental harm – a claim the tyre and recycling industries strongly reject.
Transport 30-03-2021

Unblocking the Suez Canal, the Connecting Europe Express, and putting a price on road emissions

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Automated vehicles 26-03-2021

Digital solutions can stem the economic toll of road congestion, official says

Digitalising European roads will save lives, reduce harmful polluting emissions, and cut down the “pure economic waste” caused by traffic congestion, according to an EU official.
Transport 25-03-2021

Solo car journeys more harmful to the environment than flying: report

A solitary trip in a petrol or diesel-powered car may release more emissions per passenger than an intra-EU flight, a new EU study into the environmental impact of transport modes has found.
Batteries 24-03-2021

Recycling firms urge EU to raise used battery collection goal

Leading companies in the waste management sector have called on EU lawmakers to revise a draft regulation on sustainable batteries to increase the target for used battery collection and to make it mandatory for battery producers to use recycled content in their production cycles.
Transport 23-03-2021

Making batteries sustainable, rights for drivers, and the European Year of Aviation?

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Batteries 19-03-2021

Commission’s ‘ambitious’ green battery proposal criticised during Council debate

EU countries expressed concern Thursday (18 March) that the European Commission’s sustainable battery proposal sets unworkable targets and deadlines and would increase bureaucratic costs for battery producers, raising the prospect that the legislation will require significant changes before entering into law.
Road safety 18-03-2021

EU official: Road digitalisation will lead to safer and greener highways

EU funding is supporting member states to integrate digital technology into European highways, making travelling by road smarter. Intelligent Transport Systems have the potential to increase road safety and efficiency, cutting emissions and potentially saving lives, says Pieropaolo Tona.