EU Recommendation for the Collection & Recycling of Light-EV Batteries

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 16:10:29 +0000

Originally published on EU SCIENCE HUB, The European Commission’s science and knowledge service. A study recently published by the Commission’s Joint Research Centre assesses how best to identify at the European level an additional fifth category of batteries — those used for Light Means of Transport (LMT) such as e-bikes and similar new products — […]

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“Fit for 55” Fails to Right Wrongs of EU’s Disastrous Biofuels Policy

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 21:27:05 +0000

Originally published on Transport & Environment. By Sam Hargreaves The European Commission has backed down on a proposal to shift its “green fuels” law towards non-liquid alternatives like electricity as part of its Fit for 55 package. This is despite 10 years of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) leading to widespread deforestation, habitat loss, and biodiesel emissions greater than the fossil […]

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BBC: Electric Cars Will Be “Biggest Revolution In Motoring” Since 1913

Credit to Author: Matt Pressman| Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2021 23:00:17 +0000

Originally published on EVANNEX. Many observers are forecasting that the world’s transition to electric cars will take place much sooner than expected. Now, BBC is also joining the fray. “What makes the end of the internal combustion engine inevitable is a technological revolution. And technological revolutions tend to happen very quickly … [and] this revolution will […]

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EU Push To Green Shipping Is Positive But Risks Locking In Fossil Gas

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2021 21:30:48 +0000

Originally published on Transport & Environment. By Eoin Bannon The EU has published proposals to make the shipping sector finally pay for its pollution and fossil fuels — and to start using cleaner maritime fuels. However, the world’s first “green” fuel mandate for the sector would actually boost the use of LNG, a fossil fuel, said green […]

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EU Climate Plan — Emissions-Free Cars For All (But Not Quick Enough), + Aviation, Shipping, & Other Matters

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2021 20:54:49 +0000

Originally published on Transport & Environment. By Eoin Bannon An EU plan to sell 100% emissions-free cars in 2035 will democratise electric vehicles in Europe, green group Transport & Environment (T&E) has said. Cars are responsible for 12% of all greenhouse gas emissions in Europe, and switching sales from polluting engines to fully electric is a crucial […]

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Volvo Group, Daimler, & TRATON GROUP Pump Up Heavy-Duty Truck Charging

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2021 14:44:05 +0000

Three top commercial vehicle manufacturers — Volvo Group, Daimler Truck, and TRATON GROUP — now have their eyes on the electric future, and that includes a big-picture view that encapsulates charging. They have reached an agreement to both “install and operate a high-performance public charging network for battery electric heavy-duty long-haul trucks and coaches across […]

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ABB, T&E, & Others Push For Strong EV Charging Plans & Unity In Europe

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 08 Jul 2021 14:34:23 +0000

The European Union is seeing massive growth in electric vehicle market share. This has been one of the biggest and most exciting stories of the past year and a half in the electric vehicle industry. One side of it that gets little attention, though, is that massive growth in EV sales really requires massive growth […]

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EU’s Green Finance Plan Leaves Door Open to Gas Investments

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 07 Jul 2021 13:07:09 +0000

Originally published on Transport & Environment. By Eoin Bannon The EU’s strategy to finance the green transition leaves a path for fossil gas investments to count as sustainable, green group Transport & Environment (T&E) has said. Gas-fired power plants had been kicked out of the first part of the taxonomy of green investments, but after pressure from pro-gas governments, the […]

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Shipping Company Climbs Ranking of Europe’s Top Climate Polluters

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2021 10:21:40 +0000

Originally published on Transport & Environment. By Eoin Bannon Europe’s biggest shipping polluter steamed through the pandemic unfazed, according to official EU emissions data. The Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) rose to 6th place in the ranking of EU carbon emitters if shipping was part of the bloc’s emissions trading system.¹ Transport & Environment (T&E), which analysed […]

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