The European Commission has published today a proposal to monitor, report and verify (MRV) on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping. This measure will apply to all ships calling at EU ports and could to set the baseline for an eventual measure to actually require emissions reductions. Shipping is responsible for over 3% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and these will double by 2020 if nothing is done to curb them.
Opinion by Jos Dings - T&E director
People who follow our work – and Europe’s environmental policy – a little bit will have noticed that two fuels-related draft laws keep dragging on without any apparent progress. The first one is what to do about indirect land use change effects of biofuels (key words: Iluc, biodiesel). The second is whether or not to give petrol and diesel from unconventional fossil sources a higher lifecycle greenhouse gas default value (key words: fuel quality directive, tar sands).
[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]T&E and joint-NGO response to the public consultation on the Automotive Regulatory Framework of the Next 10 Years (Cars 21). For further information, please see the European Commission website.
[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]Cycle Beating and the EU Test Cycle for Cars. By Per Kågeson, November 1998