A new report from the European Commission shows that the EU transport fuel market is still dominated by diesel, which made up 71.8% of fuel sold in the year 2016. Total transport fuel sales increased by 2.7% as compared to 2015.
All large car and van manufacturers in the EU met their CO2 emissions target in 2016, according to data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) today. The EEA report confirms preliminary findings that the EU fleet average of new vehicles is well below its 2016 emissions target.
The European Commission today published a status update on the allocation of allowances from the New Entrants’ Reserve 2013 – 2020.
Dates and next steps of the evaluation are available.
As part of the EU External Investment Plan (EIP), which is set to mobilise at least €44 billion of sustainable investment for Africa and the EU Neighbourhood countries by 2020, Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete has today announced at the ‘One Planet Summit’ in Paris climate-relevant investments in three targeted areas – sustainable cities, sustainable energy and connectivity and sustainable agriculture, rural entrepreneurs and agribusiness. These targeted areas are expected to generate up to €9bn investments by 2020.
EU consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in 2016 was the lowest in terms of their global warming effect since reporting began in 2007, shows a new report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) today.
EU Member States represented in the Climate Change Committee endorsed an amendment to the EU ETS Registry Regulation to implement safeguard measures to protect the environmental integrity of the EU ETS when Union law ceases to apply in the United Kingdom due to its withdrawal from the European Union.
The European Energy Exchange (EEX) published its 2018 calendars for the auctions of general allowances. The total quantity of general allowances included in the auction calendars for 2018 amounts to 836,504,000. This does not include allowances to be auctioned by the EEA-EFTA States.
The European Commission has adopted its annual report on the functioning of the European carbon market in the context of the third State of the Energy Union report.
The EU and Switzerland today signed an agreement to link their emissions trading systems. The link will allow participants in the EU’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) to use allowances from the Swiss system for compliance, and vice versa. This is the first agreement of this kind for the EU and between two Parties to the Paris Agreement on climate change. The ratification of the agreement will require the approval of the Council and Parliament, which is expected in early 2018.
A JRC analysis of climate change and global agriculture looks to 2050 and provides valuable insights for a sector that will feel the heat from climate change – as well as from policies combatting climate change.