In July, the European Commission unveiled a package of green laws aimed at cutting the EU’s carbon emissions by 55% by 2030. In this special report, EURACTIV looks at the impact the so-called "Fit for 55" package will have on the road transport sector.
Tonnes of dangerous chemical and conventional munitions were dumped into Europe’s seas following the end of the world wars, which today pose a serious risk to marine life and seafarers. Lawmakers are pushing the EU to take urgent action to clean up seabeds and ensure Europe's waters are safe from hazards.
Transport is responsible for 27% of total greenhouse gas emissions in the EU and several pieces of legislation have failed to bring about major changes. The EU executive has already admitted that by 2030, oil will still drive Europe’s cars....
Created from advanced biofuels and renewable electro-fuels, sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) have the potential to significantly cut airline emissions. They can be blended with kerosene and used in current aircraft without changes to the engine, making them a convenient way to decarbonise flights.
Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) are promoted by the European Union as a way to increase road safety and tackle Europe's growing emission and congestion problems. In this event report, EURACTIV looks at where the EU stands with ITS deployment, and identifies the roadblocks still lying ahead.
The European Commission has published its vision for what the EU’s strategy should be over the course of the coming years. It aims to eliminate toxic substances, while respecting the bloc’s climate and digital transitions. But the issue is an...
The aviation industry aims to cut its environmental footprint and contribute to society's shift towards decarbonisation. In order to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, air travel will have to make emission cuts and now the discussion is focusing on how exactly to do that.
The coronavirus may have slashed demand for air travel but a recovery is expected and, with it, extra growth and extra greenhouse gas emissions. Options to make aviation greener exist but sorely need investment and regulatory support to take off in a big way.
Digitalisation and the use of data is increasing in various sectors, not least in transport. As the coronavirus looks set to accelerate the meeting of the digital and mobility worlds, policy-makers and legislators will have to make sure it is...
Stakeholders will be meeting in Madrid for the COP25 Climate Change Conference over the next two weeks (2-13 December), and transport decarbonisation is expected to take centre stage in the discussions.
A study by Farm Europe has recently suggested that the current 10-year National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) drafted by EU member states risk being ineffective because they lack a calculation method on the cost-effectiveness of the proposals.
Just as the European aluminium industry undertakes costly efforts to decarbonise, the sector is finding itself caught up in a trade war involving Chinese dumping and US tariffs that threaten to destabilise European production.
The Green Energy Platform, led by the think tank Farm Europe, organised a workshop in Brussels on Wednesday (12 June) to present the results of the ‘2030 Transport Decarbonisation Options’ study, conducted by the consultancy firm Navigant.
Every country in the world has to count its emissions so that global commitments to fight climate change can be kept. Now efforts are underway to ensure that this particular brand of accountancy is as accurate and effective as it can be.
In an effort to decarbonise the transport sector, EU member states recently decided to revise the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II). But how do the updated legislation and other rules currently in the pipeline stack up?
Transport is responsible for a quarter of the EU's total emissions, and 25% of that comes from heavy-duty vehicles like trucks and buses. But countries are struggling to bring the levels down and it remains unclear what is the best way to go about taming such a problematic sector.
Throughout its four years in office, the Juncker Commission has promoted connected and automated cars and encouraged industry groups to invest more in developing the technologies. EURACTIV looks at what it has achieved.