Press Release: Transport Industry Experts gather in Brussels to commit to Hydrogen Mobility

Leaders of the industry are confirming their commitment to expanding the deployment of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure across Europe. Full article…

Press Release: Hydrogen for Clean Transport – Follow the Conference Live Online

Seven major global vehicle manufacturers Audi, BMW, Daimler, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota, and Symbio will gather to confirm their engagement towards continued fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) deployment in Europe.

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Agenda: Meeting of the EESC Section for Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society (2 October 2017)

The agenda includes items on the European interoperability framework – implementation strategy, on clean, competitive and connected mobility for all, on the interoperability of the electronic toll system and on the Eurovignette.

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Amendments: EP DEVE Committee on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (recast)

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Event: Decarbonising road transport: policy options, electric vehicles and transitioning to a low carbon system (London, United Kingdom, 28 November 2017)

This timely conference focuses on next steps for decarbonising road transport in the UK, assessing commercial prospects and policy options – and the way forward for innovation in all-electric vehicles, hybrids and alternative fuels. Discussing both private and public transport, it comes in the context of consultation on a new UK Air Quality Plan that puts forward a range of emission reduction measures.

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Press Release: Launch of TRIMIS, new tool to analyse transport innovation

The European Commission has launched an online tool to help analyse the effectiveness of transport innovation in delivering the EU’s energy and transport strategy.

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Press Release: State of the Union 2017 – Industrial Policy Strategy: Investing in a smart, innovative and sustainable industry

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Press Release: Coming soon: an app for choosing the optimum green transport route (EU)

A new platform funded by the LIFE programme, the European Commission’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action, will allow its users to choose travel routes based upon their environmental impact.  The main aim of Green Your Move (GYM) is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and encourage users to take energy-efficient transport.

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Press Release: EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2017: Making shared mobility clean and intelligent

Today the European Commission launches the 16th EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK, a flagship campaign for Mobility and Transport, taking place from 16 to 22 September 2017. More than 2000 towns from Europe and beyond have organised events to encourage residents to try out alternatives to traditional means of transport, generally culminating in a Car-Free Day. This is in line with the theme of this year campaign: ‘Clean, shared and intelligent mobility’ and its call-to-action ‘Sharing gets you further’. At the same time, the Commission is launching a call for applications for this year’s award for sustainable urban mobility planning (SUMP Award). This year’s award focuses on shared mobility to promote intelligent and clean transport, the same theme as EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK.

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Public Opinion: Climate Change

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Stakeholder Press Release: Renewed industrial policy ticks right boxes and enforcement remains crucial, says European Aluminium Director General

Brussels, 14 September – European Aluminium welcomes the development of a renewed EU industrial policy based on innovation, sustainability and fair trade which was announced
by the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in his State of the Union speech and published in the Commission’s Communication ‘Investing in a smart, innovative
and sustainable industry: A renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy’ yesterday. Full article…

Event: CIVINET workshop: New perspectives in city logistics – Recent ideas for delivering goods in cities (Graz, Austria, 12 October 2017)

Delivering goods in cities is a big challenge: new motive powers, increasing amount of shipments (based on e-commerce) and the competitiveness of city centres are good reasons for cities to think about new solutions for delivering goods. Furthermore, there are existing EU-guidelines for a better, sustainable and environmental friendly transport of goods within cities. Drawing on national and international examples, this workshop will present new solutions and provide an opportunity for city authorities and companies to network. The workshop is targeted at representatives of cities or municipalities and experts in the logistic branch in Austria and neighbouring countries.

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Communication from the Commission: Investing in a smart, innovative and sustainable Industry – A renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy

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Comitology Committee: Written Consultation of the Programme Committee for the specific programme implementing Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) – Configuration ‘Smart, green and integrated transport’

The Committee is being consulted from 12 September 2017 to 17 September 2017 on Batch 33 for 1 project, call H2020-MG-2017-INEA-SingleStage.

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Opinion: EP TRAN Committee on the on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2018

The draft opinion has been re-issued.

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Rapporteur: Evzen Tosenovsky (ECR)

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Source: European Parliament (TRAN)

Study: Research for TRAN Committee – Decarbonisation of EU transport

This study shows that very significant GHG reductions are still necessary in the transport sector to meet EU medium and long-term climate targets. The urgency of swift policy action has increased with the Paris Agreement.

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP TRAN Committee – Exchange of views with Mr Hololei, Director General DG MOVE (7 September 2017)

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Event: Global Sustainable Aviation Summit (Geneva, Switzerland, 3-4 October 2017)

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Event: Decarbonising transport: smart mobility innovation for sustainable cities (Brussels, 15 November 2017)

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