To keep up with the upcoming electric surge - estimated to be between 33 million electric cars in the current policy scenario and 44 million in the climate neutral one in 2030 - EU's infrastructure framework needs to prioritise electric charging and be in line with the increasing demand for public and private charge points. This report outlines T&E's public charging plan for Europe, including both the numbers of public chargers needed and the funding mechanisms to nudge the market in the right direction. A new EU policy framework for alternative fuels infrastructure (AFID) and the funding mechanisms currently discussed in the European Green Deal are the two cornerstones to deliver an ambitious EU recharging infrastructure masterplan.
Diesel car sales are in free fall. The Dieselgate scandal caused a collapse in customer confidence exacerbated by increasing restrictions on diesel car use in cities. In an attempt to ensure past investments in diesel technology can provide a return, the car industry claim new diesel cars are now "clean". This report demonstrates that the strictest EU car pollution controls are failing to stop large amounts of dangerous particle pollution from diesel cars. It is accompanied by the lab report of Ricardo, which conducted the tests.
The executive summary of the report is available in English, French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish.
In this letter, six environmental groups - the Clean Shipping Coalition (which includes T&E), EcoDes, EDF, Clima e Sociedade (iCS), Pacific Environment and WWF - congratulate Kitack Lim on his election to a second term as the secretary-general of the International Maritime Organisation. They call on him to put all his efforts in 2020 into adopting effective global regulation to finally start tackling the shipping sector's climate impact.
This briefing explains how EU member states can design their national implementing laws for the revised EU Renewable Energy Directive in order to meet the targets in a sustainable way, promoting the use of clean, advanced renewable fuels and moving away from unsustainable biofuels.
A new YouGov poll published by the NGO campaign #TrueCostOfUber finds that the people most exposed to the ride-sharing service Uber, those living in the big metropoles where the corporation has extensive operations, have a more negative perception of the company’s impact on pollution. A briefing on the survey results and the survey data for the each of the markets can be downloaded below.
Already, thousands of citizens in Paris and Brussels have asked city regulators to clean up Uber and similar services.