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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UK Aims For Emissions-Free Roads — A World 1st

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2021 19:30:50 +0000

Originally published on Transport & Environment. By Sam Hargreaves The UK government’s Decarbonising Transport plan, announced yesterday, is targeting having only zero-emissions vehicles on the UK’s roads — a world first. No new fossil-fuelled vehicles will be sold after 2040, with sales of smaller diesel trucks proposed to be banned from 2035, and larger ones by 2040. […]

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Carmakers Cannot Be Trusted After €875m Fine For Delaying Cleaner Cars

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2021 00:59:23 +0000

Originally published on Transport & Environment. By Eoin Bannon Car manufacturers have been hit with a €875 million fine for illegally colluding to delay the supply of cleaner vehicles. Daimler, BMW, and Volkswagen Group colluded over five years to avoid competition on “cleaning better than what is required by law despite the relevant technology being available,” the […]

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Car CO2 Emissions Fall Sharply in Response to EU Targets

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2021 13:17:55 +0000

Originally published on Transport & Environment. By Eoin Bannon Official new data from the EU’s environmental watchdog (EEA) shows that the CO2 emissions of new cars decreased by 12% in 2020 to 107.8 grams of CO2 per km. Transport & Environment (T&E) said the sharp drop showed that ambitious EU car CO2 targets do spur carmakers to reduce their […]

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LEAKED: EU’s Supposedly “Green” Shipping Law Will Lock In Fossil Fuels

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 13:40:05 +0000

An EU law intended to drive the uptake of clean fuels by ships will actually lock in the use of fossil fuels for decades, according to a leaked proposal, making the European Green Deal goal of decarbonisation by 2050 impossible. Transport & Environment (T&E), which obtained the documents, said the European Commission could still fix the law by excluding liquified natural gas (LNG) and crop-based biofuels and providing incentives for green e-fuels like renewable hydrogen and ammonia.

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UN Greenwashes Shipping with Hopelessly Weak Carbon Efficiency Target

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2021 21:30:54 +0000

Originally published on Transport & Environment. By Eoin Bannon The global shipping fleet will be required to reduce its carbon intensity by just 1.5% a year under a climate plan adopted by the UN regulator, the IMO, yesterday. The target is as weak as what would be achieved under business as usual¹ and falls far short of […]

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Volvo & Volkswagen the Only European Carmakers on Track to Electrify on Time — New Study

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 14:52:15 +0000

Volvo Cars and Volkswagen are the only major carmakers ready to switch to electric in line with Europe’s net zero climate target, according to new analysis by Transport & Environment (T&E).

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Europe Risks Wasting €27 Billion Battery Opportunity with Weak CO2 Targets — Study

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2021 03:30:03 +0000

Originally published on Transport & Environment. By Paul Bell The EU and the UK risk wasting €27bn in battery investments if they fail to strengthen car and van CO2 emission standards, analysis from Transport & Environment (T&E) shows. While investors have poured billions into the battery industry, and Europe is set to have enough batteries to […]

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UK Civil Society Calls on MEPs to Halt Approval of “Green” Finance List

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2021 21:50:08 +0000

Originally published on Transport & Environment. By Eoin Bannon More than 90 environmental and consumer groups have today appealed to the European Parliament not to accept sustainable finance rules that would allow logging and the burning of trees to be counted as green investments. In a public letter, groups such as Transport & Environment (T&E), WWF, Greenpeace, […]

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