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 low ILUC biofuels - is still expected to be published by the Commission on 1st February 2019.
Hosted by Julie Girling (EPP) and Seb Dance (S&D)
Welcome and Introduction: Julie Girling MEP
After the publication of the IPCC 1.5ºC report, it is clearer than ever that transport needs to decarbonise. That includes surface transport, but also aviation and shipping.
EUROCITIES, the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), and Transport & Environment (T&E) are joining forces to organise the first ever European Summit on Diesel.
Trucks are involved in 4,000 fatalities every year. A large reason for this is the design of most of today’s trucks; flat faced with too many blind spots for drivers.
Electromobility is the most promising future technology to decarbonize road transport. Grid management is critical to electric vehicle adoption. Smart charging is key to minimize the amount of investments needed in the grid. Large scale deployment of EVs represents an opportunity to store large amounts of renewable electricity in batteries, reducing curtailment. EVs can even work as virtual power stations.
The introduction of the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) is expected to lead to more representative emission measurements than the old NEDC test cycle. However, there will still be a gap between real world emissions and the values measured in the laboratory.
Desde ECODES, junto con la Federación de ONG Transport and Environment, y en colaboración con el Real Instituto Elcano, queremos invitarle a la Jornada "La descarbonización del transporte en España:¿una transición mutuamente beneficiosa para la economía y el clima?"
Future CO2 standards for cars and vans will set important milestones for the future of the EU's car industry, define the speed of transition to e-mobility and determine the climate efforts Member States will make in reducing transport emissions.