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21-04-2021

It’s not just about fuels: It’s about the future: Why increasing Sustainable Aviation Fuel production and use is imperative

As we stand at the eve of what many argue should be the “green recovery” of the economy, Business Aviation is advancing tangible emission reductions. Here is what you need to know about Business Aviation and sustainability, and why increasing...
20-04-2021

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

Greetings and welcome to the EURACTIV transport newsletter! Below you’ll find the latest roundup of mobility news from across Europe. Want to suggest a story? Or just say a digital hello? Drop me a line at: sean.carroll@euractiv.com. Receive the Transport...
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.
Electric vehicles 20-04-2021

The EU’s green fuels law uses tools from the combustion engine age. It’s time for a change

Green electricity seems set to be the transport fuel of the future, but an unwillingness to look beyond the internal combustion engine has led to a focus on biofuels. The EU should allow fuel suppliers to meet environmental targets with renewable electricity, writes Geert De Cock.
19-04-2021

The EIB needs to support the transformation of EU mobility, not undermine it

The upcoming review of the EIB's transport policy provides an opportunity to shift public spending away from high-carbon and polluting projects to more sustainable transport modes such as trains, public transport, and cycling, writes Clara Bourgin.
Aviation 13-04-2021

France to ban some domestic flights where train available

French MPs have voted to suspend domestic airline flights on routes that can be travelled by direct train in less than two and a half hours, as part of a series of climate and environmental measures.
Aviation 13-04-2021

Airlines could use new EU COVID pass this summer, Reynders tells MEPs

Airlines could check new European Union COVID certificates before allowing onboard passengers going on summer holidays, a senior official said on Tuesday (13 April) as the bloc seeks to restart a travel sector ravaged by the pandemic.
13-04-2021

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

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Agrifood 13-04-2021

EU taxonomy: Biofuels must play a role in transition to carbon neutrality

The latest draft delegated act of the sustainable finance regulation goes part of the way to fixing what went wrong with the original text, but it still needs to be more inclusive when it comes to proven sustainable renewable energy solutions, writes the EU Biofuels Chain.
Climate change 12-04-2021

Space experts: Cheaper ‘real-time data’ needed for earth monitoring services

Satellites can help track things like extreme weather, forest stocks and methane emissions, but more and cheaper "near real-time data" is needed for next generation applications to emerge, say Miguel Bello and Ricardo Conde.
07-04-2021

US vaccine ‘passports’ advance despite growing controversy

As the United States' vaccination campaign accelerates, so-called vaccine passports are gaining traction despite political divisions and a fragmented health care system that complicates the centralization of data.
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.
Politics 01-04-2021

The EverGiven effect and the ‘controlled vote’ in Bulgaria 

This week on EURACTIV’s Yellow Room, we are talking about the EverGiven cargo ship blocking Egypt’s Suez Canal for nearly one week, the impact this had on transport and the economy before it was freed on Monday.
Energy 01-04-2021

EU urged to keep ‘low-carbon fuels’ out of renewable energy mix

A group of 88 lawmakers in the European Parliament have joined environmental NGOs and the renewable energy industry to demand the exclusion of low-carbon fossil fuels from the upcoming revision of the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive.
30-03-2021

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

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Shipping 30-03-2021

Too big to sail? Suez incident latest evidence of risks of megaships

The grounding of the Ever Given has caught the public’s attention. But it’s just the latest example of an accident in an industry where losing control can have disastrous consequences, writes Albert de Hoop.

Commissioner supports modernising, expanding EU railways

European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reform Elisa Ferreira has expressed her support for expanding railways in the European Union, calling for investment in modernisation and regional connections.
Coronavirus 26-03-2021

MEPs, EU leaders put pedal to the metal to ready vaccine certificates for summer

EU lawmakers are picking up the pace in their race against the clock to have vaccine certificates ready for the summer, although technical problems need to be adressed.
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.
Global Europe 26-03-2021

Suspension of Suez Canal traffic deepens global container crunch

The suspension of traffic through the Suez Canal has deepened problems for shipping lines that were already facing disruption and delays in supplying retail goods to consumers, shipping sources said.
Energy 25-03-2021

ETS revision will include buildings and road transport, EU Commissioner says

The European Commission's upcoming June package of energy and climate laws will “propose the extension of the emission trading scheme to sectors such as building and road transport,” the EU's energy commissioner Kadri Simson said on Thursday (25 March).
Agrifood 23-03-2021

RED II: EU Commission can’t see the wood for the trees, analysts warn

The revision of the Renewable Energy Directive II (RED II) as part of the new Green Deal should recalibrate the legislative initiatives which have so far failed to decarbonise Europe’s transport sector, stakeholders have said.
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.