63% of Europeans Living in Cities Support EU Ban on Petrol & Diesel Car Sales after 2030

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 23:27:44 +0000

Originally published on Transport & Environment. By Eoin Bannon Almost two-thirds of urban residents support banning the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in Europe after 2030, according to a new YouGov online poll in 15 European cities. A Europe-wide phase-out of fossil-fuel car sales is one option for EU lawmakers as they prepare sweeping legislation […]

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French Nuclear Scheme Behind Green Hydrogen Theme Of Michelin’s Le Mans Fuel Cell Dream

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2021 22:05:42 +0000

Michelin Group is leveraging its advanced materials expertise to make a pitch for green hydrogen and fuel cells, with 24 Hours of Le Mans for good measure.

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Toyota Applies Diesel-Killing Hydrogen Fuel Cell Muscle To EU Railways

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 17:35:12 +0000

If all goes according to plan, a new hybrid hydrogen fuel cell locomotive will sport Toyota fuel cells and green H2, too.

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What’s Greener In Europe — A Train, A Plane, Or A Car? What’s Dirtiest?

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 00:51:54 +0000

For as long as I can remember, word on the street has been that trains are much greener than planes. Nonetheless, some regulations changed, some entrepreneurs had big dreams, and low-cost regional flights took off (no pun intended) in Europe. You can see in the graph below that passenger-km more than doubled from 1995 to […]

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Lufthansa, British Airways, & Air France Were Europe’s Most Polluting Airlines Pre-Covid

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2021 02:06:27 +0000

Article courtesy of Transport & Environment. By Eoin Bannon Three of the biggest recipients of airline bailouts — Lufthansa, British Airways and Air France — were the three biggest European airline emitters before the pandemic grounded flights, official data show.¹ It is the first time ever that the total emissions of European airlines have been […]

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EU moves toward stricter export controls for Covid-19 shots

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2021 17:56:34 +0000

BRUSSELS: The European Union moved Wednesday toward stricter export controls for coronavirus vaccines, seeking to make sure its 27 nations have more Covid-19 shots to boost the bloc’s flagging vaccine campaign amid a surge in new infections. The EU’s executive body said on the eve of a summit of the EU’s leaders that it has […]

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North Korea denounces ‘psychotic’ EU for rights sanctions

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2021 03:37:51 +0000

SEOUL: North Korea slammed European Union human rights sanctions imposed against its senior officials this week as a “despicable political provocation” and the result of “a psychotic way of thinking.” The 27-member EU Council said Monday it will slap sanctions on a dozen individuals and four entities in six countries — including China, Russia and […]

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UK Government Cannot Rely On Ineffective UN Airline CO2 Deal After Scathing Analysis

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2021 16:11:46 +0000

Article courtesy of Transport & Environment. By Eoin Bannon A global agreement designed to tackle airline emissions could actually undermine climate efforts, according to an EU study obtained by Transport & Environment (T&E).¹ The Corsia deal, under which airlines can pay to offset growth of carbon pollution, is “unlikely to materially alter” the climate impact […]

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Hydrogen Folly Grows: 55% Used In Oil Refineries — Demand Will Drop, Not Rise

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2021 03:52:37 +0000

Governmental expenditures on hydrogen are very useful, in other words, but should be very carefully targeted to where they actually add value, which is almost entirely in displacing black and gray hydrogen in non-oil and gas markets with green hydrogen.

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NGOs & Aviation Sector Call for Long-Haul Emissions to be Covered by EU’s Sustainable Aviation Fuels Mandate

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2021 18:30:29 +0000

Article courtesy of Transport & Environment. By Eoin Bannon Commission to ensure that long-haul flights are included in the EU’s SAFs mandate Call for obligation of the mandate to be placed on the fuel supplier, to ensure equal treatment Support for the development of zero-emission technologies, such as hydrogen or electric propulsion aircraft, must be […]

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