Browse by topic: Briefing, Climate Change and Energy, Environmental policy

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    Cars and vans: how to stop CO2 emissions growing?

    Road transport is one of the few EU sectors where CO2 emissions continue to grow. To address the problem, the Commission plans to publish its proposals on car and van CO2 standards in November,...

     Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 12:02
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    Statistical analysis of the energy efficiency performance (EEDI) of new ships

    Almost three-quarters (71%) of all new containerships, which emit around a quarter of global ship CO2 emissions, already comply with the post-2025 requirements of the IMO’s Energy Efficiency...

     Monday, October 2, 2017 - 14:48
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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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    COP22: aviation emissions under Paris

    Aviation is responsible for an estimated 5% of climate change, however the Paris Agreement left it unclear who is responsible for regulating the sector’s emissions. At the conclusion of COP21, the...

     Monday, November 14, 2016 - 16:02
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    How much sustainable biomass does Europe have in 2030?

    European heads of state have agreed that in 2030, 27% of Europe’s energy should come from renewable sources. Not all renewables are sustainable though; for instance, food-based biofuels as well as...

     Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 09:00
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    Starting point + banking: a fatal combination for the ESR?

    In July, the European Commission presented a proposal to achieve the 2030 climate target for transport, buildings, agriculture and waste. The Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR) proposal formally...

     Friday, September 30, 2016 - 10:14
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    T&E submission to European Parliament enquiry on car emissions measurements

    Questions to Mr Jos Dings, Executive Director for
    EMIS hearing on 4 July 2016

     Friday, July 22, 2016 - 17:05
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    Loopholes in the 2030 Effort Sharing Decision

    This summer, the European Commission will present a new legislative proposal on the Effort Sharing Decision (ESD) for the post-2020 period. Around 60% of Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions come...

     Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 14:43
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    #BiofuelsReform: Key tools for MEPs

    After a decade of promoting biofuels, Europe is in the midst of reforming its policy. Below you can download three different graphs (in pdf): the political positions of the three European...

     Monday, February 2, 2015 - 13:29
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    The Little Book of Biofuels

    Did you know that every car in Europe uses a blend of biofuels? This is because of EU law. And to meet this demand, global production of biofuels has skyrocketed. You may think ‘bio’ means...

     Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 10:19