The average European car owner pays about €549 more for their fuel than car manufacturers’ data suggests. The Get Real project in Germany is pushing for more representative emissions tests and fuel consumption figures which consumers can trust. Inaccurate figures harm the environment, the consumer, and public health.
Update – a non-opposition to a notified concentration has been published in the Official Journal.
Freight road transport is a key element in the logistics chain from producer to final consumer, allowing products to reach the furthest corners of the European Union and beyond.
The Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa (CoM SSA) supports local authorities in Sub-Saharan Africa in the climate challenge and in their efforts in ensuring access to clean energy. It is the “regional covenant” of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM). Under the CoM SSA, local authorities are invited to make a voluntarily political commitment to implement climate and energy actions in their communities and agree on a long-term vision to tackle 3 pillars, namely access to energy, climate mitigation and climate adaptation.
The average CO2 emissions of new light-duty vehicles registered in the EU and Iceland in 2018 stayed well below the applicable targets, according to provisional data published by the European Environment Agency. However, average CO2 emissions of both new passenger cars and new vans were higher in 2018 than in 2017. Manufacturers will have to significantly reduce emissions of their fleet to meet the upcoming 2020 and 2021 targets.
This year the focus is on hydrogen, seen by many experts as the future fuel in the energy-transition. How can we use this potential and roll out hydrogen within the mobility, industry and energy sectors in Europe? How can we scale up the hydrogen economy? What can we learn from each other to realise this? To bring the whole supply chain and politics together we believe the necessary steps can be made.
From 12 to 14 June 2019, the European Commission, under the auspices of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU, hosted the 12th EU’s Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) Conference.
Trucks on Europe’s roads will be cleaner from 2025. The Council today adopted Europe’s first-ever CO2 emission standards for trucks and other heavy-duty vehicles.