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    Electric vehicles: the truth

    This paper presents evidence to dispel many of the myths about electric vehicles and explains why they are key to reducing CO2 emissions from personal mobility.

     Friday, September 7, 2018 - 10:54
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    Up in smoke: Europe’s cars driving deforestation in South East Asia

    More than half of the palm oil imported into the EU is used to make biodiesel for cars and trucks. Palm oil used for biodiesel has increased sharply over the last years while food consumption of...

     Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 06:56
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    Ending the cheating: using real-world CO2 measurements within the post-2020 CO2 standards

    The biggest failure of the current car CO2 has been the failure to deliver emissions reductions on the road. Whilst new car CO2 emissions measured using the obsolete laboratory test (NEDC) have...

     Monday, April 23, 2018 - 15:31
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    CO2 emissions from vans: time to put them back on track

    Light commercial vehicles, or vans, are a neglected area of EU road transport policy as they are often exempt from safety and environmental policy such as driving regulations or tolls, compared to...

     Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 07:06
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    Biofuels policies do increase food prices

    Policies to promote food based biofuels do lead to increases in food prices, an extensive independent literature review has concluded. The analysis considered over one hundred economic modelling...

     Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 16:11
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    Aviation ETS vote in plenary - No blank cheque for ICAO

    Flights to and from Europe have been automatically re-included in EU ETS since the start of 2017. In February the Commission proposed, in response to development at ICAO, to once more exempt these...

     Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 09:55
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    Monitoring and reporting of truck CO2: Transparency and efficiency first

    Today heavy duty vehicles account for around 30% of EU road transport CO2, but as cars decarbonise, this is expected to reach about 40%. The Commission proposal on monitoring and reporting (MR) of...

     Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 17:24
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    Does sharing cars really reduce car use?

    The average car sits unused for more than 90% of the time, carries on average just one and a half people and costs, on average, €6,500 a year to own and run. Each car occupies 150m2 of urban land...

     Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 15:34
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    Frequently asked questions on the ESR Safety/Early Action Reserve

    The Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR) defines the carbon budget for EU member states for the non-traded sectors (surface transport, buildings, agriculture, small industry and waste) until 2030. If...

     Monday, May 29, 2017 - 17:56
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    Stalemate fixing dirty diesels: Countries putting carmakers’ needs before those of citizens

    This briefing outlines how, more than a year since the VW scandal broke and almost a year since the new reform of EU testing system was proposed, there is minimal progress to tackle the legacy of...

     Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:05

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