Submitted on: Monday, March 19, 2012 - 11:55
The European Commission is considering a change in the interpretation of its legislation on so-called megatrucks. Under the new interpretation, the cross-border circulation of megatrucks, which is currently prohibited, would be allowed. This decision would have a negative impact on road safety and infrastructure and would drastically impact on the competitive position of the rail freight sector, without any benefits for the environment.
Submitted on: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 11:18
Submitted on: Friday, March 23, 2012 - 00:00
The EU should pave the way for a global action on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from shipping. In a letter to Konnie Hedegaard, Commissioner for Climate Change, T&E and other 15 environmental NGOs call on the European Union to work for a market-based measure which would set clear and stringent targets in terms of reducing CO2 emissions from all ships independently from their flagging State.
Submitted on: Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 11:21
This report investigates how grandfathering provisions for exising biofuels production in the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) can be best implemented to minimise damage to the environment. The consultants also considered the economic and political implications of the various options examined.
Submitted on: Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 11:38
Summary of research carried out by Ecofys, “Assessing grandfathering options under an EU ILUC policy” and NGO policy recommendations.