T&E, Friends of the Earth Europe, Greenpeace European Unit and WWF Germany jointly commissioned this study to look into how the full potential of electric cars can be realised.
Putting more electric cars on the road could increase carbon emissions unless they run on green energy, says a new independent report commissioned jointly by Friends of the Earth Europe, Greenpeace and Transport & Environment. The environmental organisations call for national renewable electricity targets to ensure electric vehicles are truly ‘zero emissions’.
Jos Dings writes in today's European Voice:
Visitors to the Brussels motor show last month could have been left with only one impression: the future is electric. As your special report on the future of cars noted (14-20 January), virtually every manufacturer exhibited a car powered by batteries.
European vanmakers have attacked the European Commission's proposal to cut CO2 emissions and improve the fuel efficiency of light commercial vehicles (LCVs). This paper examines five of their key arguments and attempts to present a more balanced
view of the issue.
Report making the case for exempting aerodynamic devices from future type-approval legislation for heavy goods vehicles.
T&E together with EEB and AirClim have written to the European Commissioners-designate for environment and climate to highlight the need to combat air pollution from shipping in Europe.
The outcome of the Copenhagen summit proved extremely disappointing as regards international aviation and shipping emissions. Although more discussion amongst countries on bunker fuels at the UNFCCC occurred in the past three months than during the last ten years, it proved impossible to bridge the continuing differences.
With less than two days to go, the Copenhagen climate negotiations have yet to identify a feasible way forward to reduce emissions from international aviation and shipping.
The EU is in danger of wasting the potential for electric cars to cut greenhouse gas emissions. That's the main conclusion of a new report by T&E which warns that promoting electric cars in isolation will not only under-use the environmental benefits but could lead to more carbon dioxide emissions than if no electric cars were produced. The report makes three clear recommendations for changes to EU policy and thinking.
A new study on aviation says the pace of improvements in aircraft energy efficiency is very slow, and no progress has been made in the last decade. It calls for a carbon dioxide emissions standard for aircraft already in production.