William Todts

Transport 15-03-2022

Russian oil is the EU’s Achilles heel – but it doesn’t have to be

European motorists' are unwittingly funding Russia's invasion of Ukraine at the petrol pump. The EU has a moral obligation to radically reduce its Russian oil imports by 2025, argue Marcin Korolec and William Todts.
Energy 02-11-2021

Putin, green gas and the EU’s looming energy fiasco

Nobody in the world has so much to win, or lose, in the battle against the economy's oil and gas addiction as Europe. This is a time for leadership, not for appeasement or mixed signals to Russia and the oil and gas industry, writes William Todts.
Electric vehicles 06-07-2021

Why is the European Commission dismantling the continent’s most successful EV charging model?

The Netherlands is a world leader in EV charging infrastructure, thanks partly to their use of multipliers – a statistical method that encourages the use of renewable energy in transport. But the European Commission's decision to eliminate multipliers for electricity will destroy the successful Dutch model, argues William Todts.
Aviation 26-03-2020

How to save airlines the right way

As the virus crisis continues to unfold, more and more airlines are grounding flights - some entirely. But carriers must take their responsibilities to society more seriously if they are to be given any public cash, insists William Todts.

Road transport in the EU ETS: A high-risk, low-reward strategy

The Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is not a good instrument to cut road transport emissions because it will raise petrol prices and fuel popular discontent, as seen in the past with the ‘Gilets Jaunes’ protests, writes William Todts. Road emissions...
Transport 10-09-2015

Transport in the ETS? Still not a good idea

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.
Transport 02-07-2015

America’s challenge to European truck supremacy

American trucks have always lagged behind in terms of efficiency, but new US regulations will soon cause the tables to turn, argues William Todts. 
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Technology 04-06-2015

Can Google, Uber, BlaBlaCar and Zipcar make mobility cleaner?

Uber, Google, Nokia, Zipcar and BlaBlaCar are planning a radically different transport system, revolutionized by the internet, mobile phones and autonomous, electric driving, writes William Todts.