Transport

Biofuels 18-05-2021

RED III: Europe’s reality check

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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....
22-04-2021

Sustainable aviation fuels

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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.
18-03-2021

Intelligent transport systems

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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.
Batteries 07-12-2020

Chemicals management: What’s at stake

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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...
Aviation 02-12-2020

Aviation’s green flight-path in focus

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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.
Aviation 09-11-2020

Decarbonising air travel

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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.
26-10-2020

The nexus between data and transport

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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...
Batteries 22-06-2020

Navigating the road ahead for battery tech

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Europe's climate agenda and willingness to tag its virus-recovery efforts to green objectives mean that electric-battery technology is due for a great decade.
Agrifood 03-12-2019

COP25: Is transport decarbonisation pragmatic enough?

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.
Agrifood 20-11-2019

EU transport decarbonisation: What’s the cost?

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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.
Energy 18-11-2019

Raw materials: Aiming for sovereignty

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In face of fierce global competition, how can Europe secure access to key raw materials for the future of its industry?
29-10-2019

Unclogging one of the most congested cities in the world

Indonesia's capital city, Jakarta, is one of the most congested in the world. In an effort to improve the dire situation on its roads, public transport heads have turned to Europe for inspiration.
Future EU 21-10-2019

20 Visions for Europe

We gather 20 unique visions on the next two decades of Europe from public officials, intellectuals, artists, diplomats, athletes, civic actors and business representatives.
Batteries 19-09-2019

Clean mobility’s challenging road ahead

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As European cities hold Mobility Week events across the continent, this special report looks at some of the challenges facing the sustainability drive.
18-09-2019

Road transport’s future challenges

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Transport policy is set to be a crucial cog of the EU's policy-making patchwork over the next five years. But how do trucks, coaches, buses and other road-based options fit into the scheme of things?
Energy 18-09-2019

Aluminium in a low-carbon world

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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.
Agrifood 17-06-2019

Europe’s transport decarbonisation

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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.
11-02-2019

Playing the emissions counting game

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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.
Agrifood 10-12-2018

COP24: Options to decarbonise transport

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Transport is the only sector of the economy whose GHG emissions are increasing globally, scientists have warned.
Agrifood 26-11-2018

Is EU biofuel policy realistic enough?

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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?
24-09-2018

Taming heavy road transport emissions

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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.
Automated vehicles 02-07-2018

What’s driving Europe’s strategy on connected cars?

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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.
Agrifood 25-06-2018

Science, public opinion and policy-making

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The re-authorisation of Monsanto’s weedkiller glyphosate and the ban of three neonicotinoids – a class of insecticide – have opened a heated debate on the role of science in policy-making.

Electric vehicles 22-05-2018

Europe’s e-mobility gamechangers

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The European Union is starting to think in earnest about how to reduce the impact of transportation on the environment. But are plans to tackle a sector whose emissions continue to grow too strict or not ambitious enough?