“The EU has been at the forefront of addressing the root causes of climate change and strengthening a concerted global response to it in the framework of the Paris Agreement. Today’s report is a remarkable endeavour of scientists to inform policy-makers worldwide and society at large. EU-funded research provided indispensable input to this undertaking. We would like to thank the scientists for their outstanding work in delivering this timely report.”
We can achieve the Paris climate target of 1.5c global warming if governments act now, according to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in its upcoming special report on global warming.
Petrochemicals – components derived from oil and gas that are used in all sorts of daily products such as plastics, fertilisers, packaging, clothing, digital devices, medical equipment, detergents and tyres – are becoming the largest drivers of global oil demand, in front of cars, planes and trucks, according to a major study by the International Energy Agency.
Philippe Vangeel, Secretary General of AVERE, said “The decisive signal the European Parliament gave today is key to the uptake of e-mobility in Europe. This vote is good news for cities, regions, and countries across the EU who are need to meet their climate and environmental objectives. We hope that the Member States in the European Council aim to meet the same level of ambition when they meet in the Environment Council on 9 October.
Brussels, 3 October 2018 – The EU Parliament has confirmed today in a plenary vote the political will to go for higher targets to limit CO2 emissions from cars and vans by 2025 and 2030. The Paris agreement confirmed the need for the transport sector to urgently curb its CO2 emissions drastically. Unfortunately, the EU Parliament did not have the courage to make lightweighting more relevant by deleting the mass-based utility parameter.
The energy and transport industry calls for implementation of a Carbon Correction Factor (CCF) in European Parliament vote on CO2 emissions standard for new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles.
In view of the European Parliament plenary vote on Wednesday 3rd of October, the European Biogas Association (EBA), EUROGAS, Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) and the Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA Europe) jointly underline the importance of natural and renewable gas as pragmatic solution to quickly start the decarbonisation process and tackle air quality issues in urban areas of passenger vehicles. Today, the previously mentioned associations published and sent a joint letter to the EU institutions.
The IEA released today a pair of reports on energy transitions in G20 countries, describing progress and challenges along the path towards modernising and diversifying our economies, improving energy security, securing energy access, improving air quality, and of course mitigating climate change.