The European Commission’s efficient and green mobility package aims to cut transport emissions by making urban mobility cleaner. But electrifying our vehicles is not enough: To reach Europe’s Green Deal goals, cycling must be championed, writes Jill Warren.
The Lisbon airport project is headed to court again after eight environmental organisations said they consider the strategic environmental assessment, which does not allow for alternatives, to be illegal.
Europe’s destructive twentieth century conflicts resulted in thousands of tonnes of conventional and chemical munitions dumped into European waters. Now, more than ever, these dumped munitions must be cleared, says MEP Anna Fotyga.
The EU’s approach to monitoring fraud in the importation of used cooking oil (UCO) – a feedstock used to produce green biodiesel – is unfit for purpose, the complainant behind the EU ombudsman’s recent maladministration ruling has told EURACTIV.
There is an old proverb that says “those who ask for the road don’t get lost.” That may be so, but passenger traffic is predicted to exceed 80,000 billion kilometres globally by 2030. That’s a lot of road: and a lot of emissions. New priorities will have to shape tomorrow’s mobility.
Rewatch this EURACTIV Virtual Conference to find out about the Commission's Impact Assessment for the transport sector in the latest climate package. If modelling data is seen to contradict real world data, what are the consequences? And who is responsible for ensuring that modelling assumptions evolve with real-world data, technology advances and the actual provisions of EU laws?
Despite its humble roots, the modern environmental movement is often charged with elitism. With their high price tag, electric cars do little to shake the perception that going green is designed for the wealthy.
The European Partnership for Clean Aviation has taken off! With the support of the European Union and in line with the European Green Deal’s objectives, the new Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking will pave the way towards climate-neutral aviation in Europe by 2050.
The view from Brussels policymakers is clear: the electric vehicle revolution is firmly underway. But a EURACTIV investigation reveals serious barriers to electric vehicle acceptance across eastern and southern Europe.
Fuel-cell cars once looked to be the future of green mobility, but with electric vehicles now set to dominate the market, the EU’s hydrogen joint undertaking was rebranded this week to signal a shift in priority towards the production of low-cost green hydrogen from electrolysis.
Batteries made with zero-emission lithium from geothermal plants in Germany could power one million vehicles per year by the mid-2020s, according to Vulcan Energy, a company setting out to produce climate neutral lithium in Europe.
When it comes to overpromising and underdelivering, EU politicians are no exception. A new report by the European Court of Auditors found that the EU’s strategic transport objectives are "overly ambitious and not always matched by real results".
Cutting-edge technology may seem to offer the mobility solutions of the future, but what is really needed is a remaking of our transport system to ensure it is accessible, affordable, and sustainable, argues Ciarán Cuffe.
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.
Think of an electric car and the first name that comes to mind will probably be Tesla. The California company makes the world’s bestselling electric car and was recently valued at $1tn. But behind this US success story is a tale of China’s manufacturing might. EURACTIV's media partner, The Guardian Environment, reports.
The European Union aims to halt air travel from the southern African region amid rising concern about a new COVID-19 variant detected in South Africa, EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said on Friday (26 November).
Greater deep-sea economic activities have increased the risk of harm from munitions and chemical weapons dumped into European seas during the first and second world wars, EU Environment Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius has said.
Germany aims to have at least 15 million electric cars on the roads by 2030 in its shift towards climate neutrality, up from a previous goal of 14 million, according to the coalition agreement of the incoming government published on Wednesday (24 November).
Electric cars don’t produce tail-pipe emissions, and how quick they are to recoup the emissions expended in the manufacturing process depends on the type of electricity that is being used to charge them. However, there are serious problems with cars that go beyond their fuel source.