Publications - year 2015

  • Annual report 2014 Submitted on: Monday, March 9, 2015 - 15:47

    Transport & Environment's annual report for 2014 details the organisation's policies, campaigns and finances over a 12-month period. It explores T&E's work on vehicles, aviation, noise, biofuels, shipping, lorries, trade, tar sands, air pollution and transport spending. One section, T&E by the Numbers, presents the metrics behind T&E's campaigns and communications work.

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  • The market for scrubbers Submitted on: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 10:20
    This report prepared by CE Delft for Transport & Environment analyses available data regarding the number of scrubbers installed on ships and the number of orders. It provides an overview of the current scrubber market and future expectation.
     
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  • Letter to EU ministers urging ambition in transforming rail into a customer-friendly sector Submitted on: Friday, March 13, 2015 - 15:01

    In this letter from T&E, CLECAT, European Rail Freight Association, European Passengers' Federation, European Shippers' Council, and UIRR, EU ministers are urged to support simple changes to the rail sector that will help the transition from monopoly service providers to a rail sector that is innovative, attractive and dynamic.

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  • Reasons to change the zero-rated criteria for biomass in the EU ETS Submitted on: Monday, March 16, 2015 - 18:07
    This study is published to co-inside with the European Commission's public consultation on revising the EU emissions trading system (ETS) for the period 2021-2030. The current EU ETS only accounts for smokestack emissions but erroneously rates the carbon emissions of biomass burning at zero. This is based on the assumption that the biomass emissions have been saved during the growth phase and accounted for in the land-use sector. Yet, as most biomass production lacks any kind of sustainability criteria and as land-use accounting is incomplete, this assumption is wrong and biomass usage can actually increase greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
     
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  • Aviation VAT review – solving twin challenges Submitted on: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 14:35

    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 environmental taxation, so arguments for abolishing these exemptions are stronger than ever. This briefing outlining what steps the EU needs to take, and how ending these exemptions can reduce emissions and create employment.

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