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…
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.
The FCH JU launched the European Hydrogen Safety Panel initiative, which has the mission to assist the FCH JU both at programme and at project level in assuring that hydrogen safety is adequately managed.
Update – a summary record is 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.
Answer given by Ms Jourová on behalf of the Commission to a question (Rule 130) by Nicola Danti (S&D) regarding “VW vehicles still non-compliant after recall operation”.
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”.
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…
The draft agenda is now available.
An article by Molly Scott-Cato, MEP.
The agenda includes items in energy & climate and environment & transport.
The agenda is available.
The agenda includes items related to energy, digital and transport policy.
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.
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.
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).
A summary of the Committee’s report on the ongoing interinstitutional negotiation on the approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles and their trailers is now available.
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.
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.