Browse by topic: Briefing, Climate Change and Energy

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    Explanatory note: Comparing US and EU truck fuel economy

    In June 2015, the US Environmental Protection Agency announced phase II of fuel efficiency standards for medium and heavy-duty trucks, intended to reduce planet-warming carbon pollution. In the US...

     Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 10:07
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    Lorry CO2 – why Europe needs standards

    This briefing shows how fuel economy in trucks in Europe has stagnated for 20 years in the absence of regulation. While the US is pushing ahead with the second phase of CO2 standards, the EU is...

     Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 12:48
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    Shipping emissions – the final EU climate frontier

    On 28 April 2015, the European Parliament was expected to ratify a Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) regulation for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping....

     Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 10:17
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    Aviation VAT review – solving twin challenges

    Aviation's tax-exempt status has always been an unjustified subsidy to the most carbon-intensive mode of transport. As the EU's commits to further emissions reductions and to a shift towards...

     Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 14:35
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    Role of transport in the Energy Union draft

    This paper is a six-point reaction to transport-specific elements of a...

     Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 11:51
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    Electrification strategy: a shift to sustainable e­-mobility

    This paper sets out why a cross-vehicle, cross-modal strategy to accelerate the electrification of transport – a shift towards sustainable e-mobility – should be an essential part of Europe’s...

     Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 00:00
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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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    Remarks: European road toll systems for private vehicles

    Transport & Environment director Jos Dings addressed a hearing in the European Parliament on 4 November, 2014. He laid out T&E's position on European road toll systems for private vehicles...

     Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 15:52
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    The revised FQD: weakened proposal must still be implemented

    The Fuel Quality Directive (FQD) is one of the key EU policies that were adopted as part of the climate and energy package in 2009. It has a 6% target to reduce carbon intensity from transport...

     Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 14:49
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    2014 Mind the Gap report: manipulation of fuel economy test results by carmakers

    The current system of testing cars to measure fuel economy and CO2 emissions is not fit for purpose. The gap between test results and real-world performance has become a chasm, increasing from 8%...

     Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 17:12