Transport

22-10-2020

EU bank urged to put brakes on Germany’s motorway millions

The European Investment Bank’s decision to loan Germany €264 million to build a new stretch of autobahn has provoked outcry from environmental activists and raised doubts about whether the Luxembourg-based lender can yet claim to be the ‘EU climate bank’.
22-10-2020

Bulgaria to challenge EU mobility package reforms in court

Bulgaria's government said Wednesday (21 October) it would challenge in court parts of a major EU-wide reform agreed earlier this year aimed at improving road hauliers' work conditions.

Eyeing extraterrestrial threats, NATO to set up new space centre in Germany

NATO defence ministers on Thursday (22 October) are expected to approve a plan to create a new space centre at the alliance's Air Command in Ramstein, Germany, in response to growing concerns over protecting satellite and navigation assets from enemy interference.
Railways 20-10-2020

The Channel Tunnel: the other Brexit border?

On 8 October 2020, the European Parliament approved legislation to ensure safe Channel Tunnel operations post-Brexit transition. In addition to COVID-19, Brexit will have far-reaching consequences for cross-Channel border connections. History highlights what is at stake.
Agrifood 20-10-2020

Oil will still drive Europe’s cars by 2030, data show

Europe has been trying for a long time to decarbonise its transport sector. However, official data shows that despite a number of EU legislative actions, road transport dependency on oil will remain high by 2030, raising doubts over the effectiveness...

EU’s Sefcovic: Europe must be ‘much more strategic’ on raw materials

The European Union “cannot achieve” climate neutrality without critical raw materials like lithium and rare earths, says Commission vice-president Maroš Šefčovič. It now needs to be “much more strategic” in relations with supplier countries in order to ensure the bloc's “strategic autonomy,” he argues.

EU to push new standards for ‘greenest’ car batteries on earth

The European Commission will table new EU-wide regulations this autumn to ensure that batteries manufactured or imported into Europe are “the greenest on this planet,” a top EU official told EURACTIV.
14-10-2020

Electric trucks, green hydrogen ‘ripe for investment’ by EU recovery fund

Green hydrogen, low-carbon aviation fuel and electric trucks are among 55 clean technologies that can help the European Union to reach its goal of climate neutrality by mid-century, new research showed on Wednesday (14 October).
Batteries 14-10-2020

Battery rules review to spark legislative domino-effect

The EU’s grand ambitions to corner a significant chunk of the multi-billion-euro global battery market will take a step forward this year, when the bloc’s executive branch reviews the rules that underpin the manufacturing and recycling of power packs.
13-10-2020

Car CO2 race is on, Alitalia reborn & Europe’s moonshot

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07-10-2020

More motorways, rail rights ruckus & the new new silk road

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Circular economy 30-09-2020

New EU alliance aims for ‘strategic autonomy’ on key raw materials

The European Commission launched a new industry alliance on Tuesday (30 September) aimed at strengthening the EU’s “strategic autonomy” on raw materials like rare earths, which are considered key for the bloc’s green and digital transitions.
29-09-2020

Trans-Europ returns, MAX comeback & get to the chopper

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Agrifood 29-09-2020

Internal combustion engine ‘not going away’, automakers say

While automakers are busy making plans to roll out electric vehicles, the existing car fleet will continue relying on traditional fuels for many years to come, the industry says, arguing in favour of biofuels to achieve CO2 cuts in the short term.
Global Europe 29-09-2020

US, Belgium strike ‘preclearance’ deal for air passengers

The United States and Belgium said on Monday (28 September) they had reached an agreement that will allow US-bound passengers from Brussels to undergo US customs and immigration checks before departing Europe.
28-09-2020

Driving the Green Deal: How can biofuels help decarbonise EU transport?

According to the European Green Deal, transport accounts for a quarter of the European Union’s greenhouse gas emissions, a substantial contributor to climate change. A 90% decrease in transport emissions, and an increase in renewable energy sources, will be necessary...
Aviation 25-09-2020

Aviation is an irreplaceable force for good in the world

Aviation’s precious role in society is at risk, as borders remain closed and influential voices in Europe call for permanent curbs on flying, warns Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury.
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25-09-2020

Strengthening road safety aspects of European Roadworthiness Package

Since relevant components of vehicles during their service life continuously deteriorate, it is necessary to carry out periodic vehicle inspections in Europe, adapted to the level of susceptibility of use, in order to ensure long-term road safety and low emissions.
Railways 24-09-2020

Eurotunnel on track for Brexit disruption as talks falter

The UK government was accused on Tuesday (22 September) of failing to ensure the cross-Channel rail link can continue to operate after the Brexit transition is over, while EU officials are yet to confirm their plans for the tunnel.
Railways 24-09-2020

Rail boosted by EU transport chiefs as TEE 2.0 planned

EU transport ministers pledged to give more attention to international rail freight and consider plans that would relaunch the Trans-Europ Express network, during a meeting of minds on Monday (21 September).
Batteries 23-09-2020

Tesla’s value drops $50 billion as cheaper batteries three years away

Investors slashed $50 billion from Tesla Inc's market value on Tuesday (22 September) despite CEO Elon Musk's promise to cut electric vehicle costs so radically that a $25,000 car that drives itself will be possible, but not for at least three years.
Aviation 23-09-2020

Airlines call for virus tests before all international flights

Global airlines called on Tuesday (22 September) for airport COVID-19 tests for all departing international passengers to replace the quarantines they blame for exacerbating the travel slump.
Health 22-09-2020

E-racing first motorsport to go carbon-neutral

The Formula-E racing championship announced on Monday (21 September) that it has cut and offset enough greenhouse gas emissions to declare carbon-neutrality, becoming the first motorsport formula to achieve the feat.
Aviation 22-09-2020

Corona-crisis and Brexit boost EU air traffic reform hopes

The European Commission made a fresh bid to update the EU’s ageing air traffic management system on Tuesday (22 September), pinning its hopes of a long-overdue agreement on COVID-19’s impact on aviation and Brexit.
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