Browse by topic: Briefing, Climate Change and Energy

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    How the EU can better align spending with its climate and energy targets

    The EU’s Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) determines how EU money is spent. The current €1 trillion budget runs from 2014 to 2020 with almost €100 billion earmarked for investment in the...

     Tuesday, September 19, 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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    How will electric vehicle transition impact EU jobs?

    The automotive sector is on the brink of a major disruption and car makers are about to see “... more change in the next five years than [we’ve seen] in the last 50 years.” One of these shifts is...

     Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 17:01
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    Introduction of WLTP and RDE tests

    The introduction of the new car tests, the WLTP and RDE tests, marks an important milestone in the battle to ensure cars comply with environmental limits on the road and to end the cheating that...

     Friday, September 1, 2017 - 10:46
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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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    Phasing out crop-based biofuels: what it would really mean for investments and jobs

    Crop-based biofuels were seen as a way to reduce the EU’s dependence on fossil fuels and decarbonise the transport sector. But emerging evidence about negative environmental and climate impacts of...

     Monday, July 17, 2017 - 16:36
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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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    Why the VECTO black box needs to be opened up

    This paper that dates from July 2015 is commissioned by Transport & Environment and analyses the main input parameters of VECTO – the simulation tool that will be used to measure truck CO2...

     Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 10:03
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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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    The non-CO2 impacts of aviation must be tackled

    The non-CO2 effects of aviation have been acknowledged by scientists but ignored by policymakers. It is estimated that gases other than CO2 have at least as large a climate impact as CO2. The...

     Friday, June 16, 2017 - 17:09