Transport

Aviation 18-10-2019

UK airline industry calls on government to spur sector to net-zero

The industry body for UK airlines believes that a renewed partnership with the Government can help the sector achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, as long as investment opportunities into green technologies are created. EURACTIV's media partner edie.net reports.
Batteries 18-10-2019

The battery metal no one wants to talk about

It accounts for around 75% of all rechargeable energy storage around the world. It is in just about every car and truck, regardless of whether the vehicle has an internal-combustion engine, uses hybrid technology or is pure electric. Its proven...
15-10-2019

Commissioner delays, offset options & Jumbo japes

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Air Quality 14-10-2019

International alliance of cities commits to tackling air pollution

Poor air quality causes 422,000 premature deaths deaths each year in Europe and EU member states have repeatedly been singled out for exceeding pollution thresholds. At the C40 Summit on Friday (11 October), 35 cities decided to take the matter into their own hands. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Railways 11-10-2019

Deutsche Bahn’s credit rating boosted thanks to German climate law

Germany’s railway service has had its credit rating score raised in response to a new climate law that will levy air and road travel, while cutting VAT for train journeys, in what has been hailed as a first in Europe.
Batteries 09-10-2019

Battery pioneers awarded Nobel Prize

Three scientists have won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for putting power in peoples’ pockets by developing rechargeable lithium-ion batteries which made the global information technology, mobile and fossil-fuel free revolutions possible.
Climate change 09-10-2019

Timmermans gets broad support at Parliament hearing: the main points

Frans Timmermans passed his European Parliament hearing with flying colours on Tuesday evening (9 October) and was confirmed the following day as Ursula von der Leyen’s climate paladin from 1 November. Here are the main talking points.
08-10-2019

Tariff troubles, ICAO irritant & Commission Cribs

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Loiseau: Without arms exports, there won’t be a European defence industry

A newly created Commission department dedicated to the defence and space industries has given new momentum to the EU's defence union project. Nathalie Loiseau, head of the European Parliament’s defence committee, answered questions about where the sector is heading.
Aviation 07-10-2019

UN agency vote complicates EU’s aviation emission efforts

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), a United Nations agency, decided on Friday (4 October) to press ahead with plans to make its emissions offsetting scheme the only global option available to its 193 member states, teeing up a dilemma regarding the EU's own system.
07-10-2019

Denmark calls for EU plan to phase out diesel and petrol cars

Denmark, backed by 10 other European Union countries, on Friday (4 October) called for a strategy to phase out diesel and petrol cars, including allowing the ban of sales at national-level by 2030 to combat climate change. Denmark made the...
Outer space 04-10-2019

Outer-space prospecting aims to boost EU’s battery plans

Space policy and efforts to boost electric vehicle uptake share a somewhat unusual link, beyond connected cars and global positioning systems: procuring raw materials could soon be made easier via satellites.
Economy & Jobs 03-10-2019

WTO allows US to hit EU exports with record tariffs over Airbus case

The World Trade Organisation authorised the United States on Wednesday (2 October) to impose tariffs on EU goods worth up to $7.5 billion (€6.8 billion), as a response to illegal subsidies given by European governments to aerospace giant Airbus.
02-10-2019

Plumb poleaxed, Sefcovic’s standards & Titanic redux

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Aviation 01-10-2019

Slovenia expects bankruptcy of Adria Airways

The bankruptcy of Adria Airways seems the only possible scenario since the Slovenia-based airline has cancelled most of its flights for nearly a week, economy minister Zdravko Pocivalsek said on Monday (30 September).
Politics 27-09-2019

Bulgaria mulls taking Macron’s ‘mobility package’ to EU court

Bulgaria will likely seek the cancellation of part of the Mobility Package before the EU Court of Justice if no compromise is reached on the most contentious issues, socialist MEP Peter Vitanov (S&D) told EURACTIV Bulgaria.
25-09-2019

Ursula von der Leyen in the driving seat

Transport and mobility policies look set to go into overdrive under the next European Commission, as a heady mix of climate change ambition and competition concerns dictate the direction of travel.
24-09-2019

VW bosses indicted over emissions cheating

German prosecutors are pressing criminal charges against the CEO, chairman and a former CEO of Volkswagen, saying they intentionally delayed telling investors about the carmaker’s systematic cheating of US diesel emissions tests.
Aviation 24-09-2019

UK government urged to factor international aviation and shipping into climate plans

Aviation and shipping should be included in the UK government's climate planning, according to an expert panel, which was already decisive in pushing lawmakers towards adopting a net-zero target for 2050. EURACTIV's partner edie.net reports.
Economy & Jobs 24-09-2019

Thomas Cook collapse will put new EU directive to the test

The collapse of Thomas Cook, the world's oldest travel company, will put the new EU Package Travel Directive to the test. Although the directive allows for the repatriation of holidaymakers, refunds for trips already booked are not guaranteed. EURACTIV France reports.
24-09-2019

Polluters pay, aviation angst & no cars go

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Economy & Jobs 24-09-2019

Hundreds of thousands stranded after travel firm Thomas Cook collapses

Hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers were stranded on Monday by the collapse of the world’s oldest travel firm Thomas Cook, sparking the largest peacetime repatriation effort in British history.
Climate change 23-09-2019

EU countries urged to reject UN scheme that could thwart action on aviation emissions

The European Commission has asked EU countries to reject a UN resolution this week that could forbid the bloc from going further than the CORSIA aviation emissions reduction plan currently being developed at international level.
5G 19-09-2019

Commission ‘remains committed’ to connected car plans, despite Council blocking

The European Commission's controversial bid to establish connectivity standards for next-generation vehicles, blocked by a group of member states just before the summer, remains an important area of the EU executive's working schedule, EURACTIV has learnt.

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