Publications - year 2016

  • ESD Letter to Commisioners Submitted on: Friday, April 22, 2016 - 15:26

    A letter to ensure that the 2030 Effort Sharing Decision, the EU's largest climate instrument, is fit for purpose.

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  • Globiom: the basis for biofuel policy post-2020 Submitted on: Monday, April 25, 2016 - 12:56

    Europe is starting to consider what its energy policy for transport should be for the 2020-2030 period and especially what it should do with biofuels as part of that. Following its reform of EU biofuel policy to take account of ILUC, the European Commission decided more research on land-use change emissions was needed. The result is the so-called Globiom report, which calculates land-use change (LUC) emissions resulting from additional demand for biofuels in Europe. 

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  • Rejecting the ICAO CO2 standard Submitted on: Monday, April 25, 2016 - 17:56

    The ICAO standard for new aircraft was agreed in February 2016. The purpose of the standard is to see manufacturers produce aircraft with lower CO2 emissions than would have been the case without the standard. Regrettably that is not going to happen. The measure comes too late and the stringency is too weak. In addition the standard will not impact the plans of Airbus and Boeing whose aircraft combined account for over 90% of aviation emissions. A last minute addition means that both manufacturers can continue producing less fuel efficient aircraft until 2028 or even longer. Europe should call immediately for the standard to be revised or reject it outright.

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  • 5 ideas to improve governance in the Effort Sharing Decision Submitted on: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 16:55

    The Effort Sharing Decision covers close to 60% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the EU. It is the EU’s carbon budget for the transport, building and agriculture sectors, among other smaller sectors. It is critical that the 2030 ESD delivers real-world GHG reductions of at least 30%.

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  • Carmakers and fuel producers’ wishful thinking on transport’s climate challenge Submitted on: Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 15:31

    A consortium of car makers, oil companies and biofuels producers (the Auto Fuel Coalition) have wrongly claimed existing policies are almost sufficient to tackle transport emissions. The coalition report produced by German consultancy Roland Berger examined the measures needed to achieve CO2 reductions in the transport sector by 2030. In this briefing T&E outlines how that study makes a number of grossly incorrect assumptions that lead to hugely exaggerated estimates of the effectiveness of current rules.

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