About: CO2 emissions

Aviation 04-11-2019

Carbon-neutral flying already technically feasible, says German transport expert

In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, Matthias von Randow, the Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Association of the German Transport Industry, spoke about carbon-neutral aviation fuels and the difficulties of rolling them out on a mass scale.
Energy 11-09-2017

John Cooper: On fossil fuels, the European public is ‘a little bit misled’

A lot is at stake for the energy security of Europe if political correctness was to dictate imposing one technology against the other, John Cooper, Director General of FuelsEurope told EURACTIV.com.
Energy 01-06-2017

Gierek: Energy efficiency requires huge investment, but it will pay back

I do not exclude the 40% energy efficiency target on condition that all three stages of the energy flow are included, Adam Gierek told EURACTIV Czech Republic.
Energy 16-03-2017

Bendtsen: We need pension fund investment to kickstart renovation revolution

Pension funds are looking to invest money and interest rates are low, the lead MEP on the EU’s building energy performance bill has said. Unlocking that capital will boost Europe’s low renovation rates, increase energy efficiency and cut household bills, Bendt Bendtsen told EURACTIV.com.
Euro & Finance 25-01-2017

Monti group advisor: EU money could be better targeted at external borders

Instead of punishing member states that refuse to accept refugees, there could be improved compensation for those that accept refugees and manage their resettlement, Dr. Giacomo Benedetto told EURACTIV Slovakia in a wide-ranging interview.
Energy 12-12-2016

Fischer: Gas can flow via Nord Stream 2

Western companies should participate in managing the Ukrainian gas transit system, German Energy Envoy Peter Fischer told EURACTIV Slovakia at the SET Plan – Central European Energy Conference X in Bratislava.
Climate change 14-11-2016

World Bank economist: ‘Better climate risk management could save the poor billions each year’

Natural disasters plunge 26 million people into poverty every year, according to a new report by the World Bank. The organisation believes the efficiency of aid could be improved by targeting climate risk management efforts on the most vulnerable, Stéphane Hallegatte told EURACTIV France.
Transport 29-09-2016

UNEP: Dieselgate will ‘push the electric revolution very quickly’

The ‘Dieselgate’ scandal will mark an important step towards phasing out the hundred-year-old internal combustion engine which doesn't have a place in a modern, low-carbon transport system, says Ulf Björnholm.
Transport 11-03-2016

Roads director: Truck platooning can cut CO2

Semi-autonomous 'platoons' of trucks from around Europe will travel to Rotterdam in early April as part of an experiment backed by the Dutch Council presidency.
Climate change 28-01-2015

Laurence Tubiana: ‘EU-China climate agreement is conceivable’

Climate change specialist Laurence Tubiana is the negotiator representing France at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference. She took the time to share her views on of the discussions between the world's biggest CO2 emitters with EURACTIV France.
Energy 19-12-2013

?EZ official: Energy corporations ask for clean-up of EU regulation

To make the energy market regulation work, major corporations want a single binding and ambitious goal set to reduce CO2 emissions by 2030, to save the system of trading in emission allowances, and a more reasonable policy and support for renewables, says Ivo Hlavá? of ?EZ.
Energy 11-10-2013

Graeme Sweeney: We must reset our approach to CCS

Recent setbacks for carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology underline the need for realistic ambition, innovative funding and urgent regulatory action, argues Graeme Sweeney.
Energy 07-05-2012

Shell executive: We must reform the Emissions Trading System

Shell has joined with other ‘progressive’ businesses to lobby the EU for a much stronger carbon price to incentivise clean energy investments. But Graeme Sweeney insists that it will not compromise on its support for tar sands, gas, and opposition to new efficiency and renewables targets.
Climate change 01-06-2011

UN environment chief: Historians will rue our ‘tragic moment of indecision’

A new paradigm shift for sustainable and equitable clean growth is needed, according to Achim Steiner, the head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and governments can start by intervening to end fossil fuel subsidies.
Brexit 15-12-2010

Eurogas: New Commission receptive to natural gas potential

The European Commission is today much more receptive to the potential of natural gas as a climate-friendly and cheap energy source, said Jean-François Cirelli, president of Eurogas and vice-chairman of GDF-Suez, in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.
Climate change 16-06-2010

Researcher: Move to 30% CO2 cuts feasible if distributed across sectors

The EU could cut emissions by 30% by 2020 without incurring any additional costs, according to Niklas Höhne, director of energy and climate policy at renewable energy consultancy Ecofys. But the switch to a higher target needs to be balanced across sectors, he told EURACTIV in an interview.

Aerospace chief: Industry on track to deliver ‘greener’ aircraft

Industry is on track to ensure "carbon-neutral growth" in the aviation sector from 2020, but strengthened European Union support for research and development (R&D) is vital to help manufacturers deliver the green technologies required, François Gayet, secretary-general of the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD), told EURACTIV in an interview.
Development Policy 11-12-2009

NGOs: UN carbon-offsetting scheme ‘in urgent need of reform’

International carbon emission offsets are likely to continue to be based on the UN's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), as the EU's proposal to replace it with sectoral crediting will not be feasible for years to come, Eva Filzmoser, coordinator at CDM Watch, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Development Policy 08-12-2008

Ramsay: UN climate talks must move beyond rhetoric

The Pozna? climate negotiations should maintain "realistic" expectations and focus on defining the issues that must be addressed once the new US administration has taken office and all interested parties are sitting at the table, William Ramsay, formerly deputy director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), told EURACTIV in an interview.

MEP ‘quite hopeful’ of ambitious climate vote

Satu Hassi, the Finnish Green MEP steering a proposal through Parliament on how EU countries should share the "effort" of cutting a fifth of their CO2 emissions by 2020, is optimistic that an ambitious result will be achieved in today's environment committee vote, despite attempts by some member states to water down the bloc's climate policy.
Energy 18-04-2008

Shell: Currently ‘no incentives’ for CCS uptake

Public authorities need to provide the right financial, regulatory and legal framework in order to boost the development of technologies that capture or sequester CO2 produced by coal-fired power plants, according to Shell Vice President Jeremy Bentham and Chief Economist Steven Fries. The pair spoke to EURACTIV following the presentation of Shell's 2008 Energy Scenarios.
Climate change 04-03-2008

Analyst: Carbon markets ‘bullish’ after EU climate proposals

The growing scarcity of CO2 emissions permits expected to result from tighter EU regulation is sending favourable signals to the carbon market, according to Per-Otto Wold, CEO of Point Carbon.
Transport 12-11-2007

Aircraft emissions: EP plans could ‘destroy our competitiveness’

Proposals put forward by Parliament's environment committee have "the potential to completely kill the competitiveness of the industry", the Association of European Airlines’ General Manager of Communications Françoise Humbert told EURACTIV in an interview ahead of a key vote in Parliament on including aviation in the EU's carbon emissions trading scheme. 
Energy 24-10-2007

Shell: CCS to help world face energy ‘hard truths’

In an interview with EURACTIV, Shell Vice-President for CO2 Bill Spence says carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology will be fundamental in making fossil fuels environmentally acceptable as global demand for oil, coal and gas is set to continue surging in the coming decades.