Transport

21-09-2020

VW races to meet EU target with new pooling deal

Volkswagen has brokered an "insurance policy" agreement with MG Motor that will allow the German carmaker to count the firm’s electric car sales alongside its own, in what is seen as a last ditch effort to comply with the EU’s 2020 CO2 emissions target.
18-09-2020

Dieselgate, five years on: VW still stalling

German carmaker Volkswagen has still not compensated motorists who were defrauded by 2015’s emissions-cheating scandal, according to consumer groups. Five years after Dieselgate, the EU is still struggling to tidy up the mess.
Aviation 18-09-2020

EU travel industry steps up quarantine pushback

Leaders of Europe's coronavirus-stricken travel and tourism industries have appealed to the EU's chief executive to press governments to end quarantine requirements and instead embrace coordinated restrictions and testing.
Aviation 16-09-2020

European airlines demand end to quarantine ‘chaos’

European airlines on Tuesday (15 September) urged national capitals to coordinate measures to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, saying the current patchwork of restrictions is hobbling a return to regular travel around the EU.
Shipping 15-09-2020

MEPs agree to chart shipping’s ETS course

The European Parliament on Tuesday (15 September) voted in favour of including greenhouse gas emissions from the maritime sector in the European Union's carbon market from 2022, throwing its weight behind EU plans to make ships pay for their pollution.

Carbon market’s free perks need rethink, insists EU watchdog 

The EU’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) of offering free pollution permits needs to be reviewed and aligned more closely with climate policy if the bloc wants to reap its full benefits, the European Court of Auditors said on Tuesday (15 September).
Railways 15-09-2020

Swiss-Austrian alliance plans night-train boost by 2024

New night-train services linking Switzerland with Amsterdam, Barcelona and Rome are going to roll out by 2024, a Swiss-Austrian rail operator alliance announced on Tuesday (15 September).
15-09-2020

Shipping back on the market, space hydrogen & vaccine logistics

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Aviation 14-09-2020

EU agrees to bust ‘ghost flights’ until 2021

The European Commission has agreed to extend a waiver of aircraft takeoff and landing slot rules for a further six months, in a boon to the struggling aviation industry.
Shipping 14-09-2020

Shippers balk at EU carbon market plan

The shipping industry has railed against plans to expand the EU carbon market to the maritime sector ahead of a crucial vote in the European Parliament on Tuesday (15 September) that risks putting lawmakers on a collision course with shippers.
14-09-2020

Europe, Britain’s carmakers warn of €110 billion hard Brexit bill

Europe and Britain's car industries called on Monday (14 September) on the two sides to urgently clinch a free trade agreement, warning that a disorderly Brexit would cost the sector €110 billion in lost trade over the next five years.
Energy 11-09-2020

Franco-German team-up aims to drive hydrogen production forward

France and Germany intend to become the world champions for green hydrogen together and are already planning to set up a "gigafactory" with state support. But the two could butt heads over nuclear power. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Outer space 11-09-2020

Energy firm turns to rocket science in bid to green transport

French energy company Engie is teaming up with aerospace firm the ArianeGroup to steal a march on its rivals in the hydrogen production business, by drawing on expertise gained through Europe’s space programme.
10-09-2020

Vaccine transport billed as ‘mission of the century’

Work on finding a viable COVID-19 vaccine continues around the world but another pressing issue is already starting to come to the forefront of the virus fight: how to transport billions of doses from factories to hospitals and clinics when the jab is ready.
09-09-2020

EU carbon market not the right policy for cars, says Timmermans

Road transport should not be top of the list when the European Union expands its carbon market into new sectors, the bloc's climate policy chief said on Tuesday (8 September).
08-09-2020

Timmermans says ‘sorry’, infrastructure bonanza & bus geese

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Health 07-09-2020

German footballers face flak for short Swiss flight

The German football team has faced criticism for flying between the cities of Stuttgart and Basel on Sunday (6 September) instead of taking a train on the 260-kilometre journey. The Bundesrepublik's football federation cited virus restrictions as a deciding factor.
07-09-2020

Tyre industry pushes back against evidence of plastic pollution

A growing body of scientific research linking tyre wear to microplastic pollution, as well as increasing scrutiny from lawmakers in the European Union, has led the €150 billion-a-year tyre industry to fight back.
Aviation 04-09-2020

Alitalia’s €200m virus aid cleared for landing by EU

The European Commission gave its blessing on Friday (4 September) to the Italian government’s plan to pump €199.45 million into Alitalia, in another example of Rome throwing money at its embattled flag-carrying airline.
Shipping 03-09-2020

Arctic shipping study exposes flaws in planned fuel ban

A proposed ban on polluting ship fuel in Arctic waters would only eliminate 5% of the most harmful climate-busting emissions due to a raft of waivers and exemptions, a new study warned on Thursday (3 September).

EU raw materials push aims to underpin Green Deal, digital ambitions

Increasing the EU’s domestic supply of critical raw materials and cutting external dependencies got top billing in a new European Commission strategy on Thursday (3 September), as the bloc started to get serious about its Green Deal and digital agenda.
Railways 02-09-2020

Liechtensteiners say ‘nein’ to new railway

Liechtenstein voters on Sunday (30 August) opposed plans to fund a new international rail link between Austria and Switzerland, which is supposed to pass through the tiny Alpine principality. Over 60% voted no during a national referendum.

World’s first ‘carbon-capture at sea’ set for shipping trials

Japanese shipbuilding giant Mitsubishi announced on Monday (31 August) that it will build and test a carbon-capture system for ships, which is aimed at significantly reducing the emissions of the maritime sector.
Aviation 01-09-2020

Airport virus tests crucial to travel recovery, says aviation body

Testing passengers at airports is needed to “rebuild confidence” in air travel, the head of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Tuesday (1 September), as the industry continues to struggle to get back anywhere near to business as usual.
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