Browse by topic: Climate Change and Energy, Standards

  • Press release

    Palm oil and soy oil for biofuels linked to high rates of deforestation - new study

    A significant share of palm oil and soybean expansion happens on rainforests, forests, peatland and savannahs (land with high carbon stocks), according to a...

     Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 07:15
  • Publication

    High and low ILUC risk biofuels

    In June 2018 the EU decided that so-called ‘high ILUC risk’ biofuels should no longer be counted towards its 2030 renewable energy target. This decision must be implemented with a delegated act...

     Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 07:00
  • Press release

    Car CO2 targets cleared by environment committee

    Statement following approval of new car CO2 reduction targets by the European Parliament’s environment committee

    A new law to cut carbon emissions from new cars and vans by 15% in...

     Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 10:16
  • Event

    High risk biofuels in the new RED II

    The EU Renewable Energy Directive has been approved by the European Parliament and the Council and officially published. But one major piece of the biofuels’ puzzle - a delegated act on high and...

     Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 12:20
  • News

    Petition: No palm oil in my tank!

    Palm oil expansion is increasing deforestation, ravaging some of the planet’s remaining rainforests and our most precious wildlife.

    But we can change this! ...

     Friday, January 4, 2019 - 11:21
  • News

    Governments’ ambition on truck CO2 falls short

    Truck CO2 emissions should be reduced by 15% in 2025 and 30% in 2030, compared to 2019 levels, EU environment ministers have said. They agreed their joint position on the EU’s first ever truck CO2...

     Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 23:28
  • Press release

    Ministers’ first step towards truck CO2 targets doesn’t go far enough

    EU environment ministers today called for truck CO2 emissions to be reduced by 15% in 2025 and 30% in 2030, compared to 2019 levels. The European NGO federation Transport & Environment (T&...

     Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 17:23
  • Opinion

    What the car CO2 deal means

    After five rounds and 27 long hours of negotiations, the EU agreed a new car CO2 deal that will cut new car emissions by 15% in 2025 and 37.5% in 2030. This is good news, especially considering...

     Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 16:15
  • News

    New CO2 targets will boost cleaner car sales but fall short on climate ambition

    Carmakers will be required to reduce the carbon emissions of new cars they sell in Europe by 15% in 2025 and 37.5% in 2030. The CO2 reduction targets, based on 2021 levels, were agreed in the last...

     Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 14:25
  • News

    EU unveils climate strategy for fossil fuel-free transport

    Europe’s climate strategy should include ending carbon emissions from transport by 2050, the European Commission has said. In a draft...

     Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 14:21