Public consultation on the evaluation and review of the EU tyres labelling scheme

This public consultation will ultimately inform the evaluation and impact assessment prepared by the Commission, which will be used to assess whether or not to propose a revised Regulation on tyre labelling.  Full article…

Agenda: Working Party on Technical Harmonisation (Motor Vehicles) (18 October 2017)

The agenda items include a presentation by the Commission on the position to be adopted on behalf of the European Union in the relevant Committees of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe as regards the proposals for amendments to UN Regulations Nos. 12, 14, 16, 17, 43, 44, 46, 48, 49, 110, 121, 129 and 134, to UN Global Technical Regulations Nos 6 and 15, to the Rules of Procedure of WP.29 and to the General Guidelines for UN regulatory procedures and transitional provisions in UN Regulations, and as regards proposals for three new UN Regulations, one new UN Global Technical Regulation and a proposal for a new Mutual Resolution and the preparation for the next informal Trilogue on the approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles and their trailers, and of systems, components and separate technical units intended for such vehicles.

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Event: Annual High-Level Experts Conference 2017 (Brussels, 17-18 October 2017)

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UPDATED – Comitology Written Procedure: Committee on the Sustainability of Biofuels and Other Bioliquids

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UPDATED – 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 ‘Nanotechnologies, Advanced materials, Biotechnology, Advanced manufacturing and processing’

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Press Release: EU energy statistics – latest data now available!

Find an energy profile for each EU country as well as details of each country’s progress towards the EU’s 2020 climate and energy targets.

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Official Journal (L Series): Corrigendum to Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/1154 of 7 June 2017 on type-approval of motor vehicles with respect to emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles (Euro 5 and Euro 6) and on access to vehicle repair and maintenance information as regards real-driving emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles (Euro 6)

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Question for Written Answer: The production of biofuels from feedstocks not listed in Annex IX to the RED II proposal

Question for written answer to the Commission (Rule 130) by Henna Virkkunen (PPE) regarding “The production of biofuels from feedstocks not listed in Annex IX to the RED II proposal”.

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Press Release: Plotting a more sustainable course for the international shipping sector

International maritime shipping currently accounts for about 800 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions per year, a figure that could almost double by 2060 under current energy and climate commitments made by the International Maritime Organization. Full article…

Agenda: Working Party on the Environment (2, 3 & 5 October 2017)

The agenda includes items in energy & climate and environment & transport.

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Agenda: EP TRAN Committee Meeting (11 – 12 October 2017)

The agenda includes items related to energy, digital and transport policy.

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Stakeholder Press Release: Renewable and low-carbon energy in heating – Study shows high potential of liquid fuels

A new study presented to EU policy-makers assesses the technical possibilities, climate impact and costs of innovative liquid fuels which may progressively supply Europe’s 20 million homes heated with oil.

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Briefing: Revision of the ‘Eurovignette’ directive

This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission’s impact assessment (IA) accompanying the above proposals, adopted on 31 May 2017 and referred to Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN). The IA contains a wealth of information, data and research, both internal and external, but some parts of the complex analysis lack clarity and coherence. The extensive quantitative estimations are not always comparable in structure and thus difficult to relate to each other. The potential contribution of the options to the reduction of CO2 emissions and to the REFIT exercise remains vague, as well as their impact on SMEs. The IA concludes that higher revenues, better road quality and considerable environmental and social benefits would compensate for the regulatory and compliance costs of the initiatives. At the same time, it acknowledges that under all options the impacts of the proposals are uncertain because the introduction of tolls remains voluntary and subject to national policy orientations.

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Briefing: Monitoring and reporting of CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of new heavy-duty vehicles

This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission’simpact assessment (IA) accompanying the above proposal, adopted on 31 May 2017 and referred to Parliament’s Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI).

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UPDATED – Agenda: General Affairs Council (25 September 2017)

Update: the Outcome of the meeting has been published.

Agenda items include a presentation of the priorities of the Estonian Presidency, a preparation of the European Council on 19-20 October 2017, a European Council follow-up and a letter of intent.

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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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