Press Release: Greener public transportation underway in Germany and the UK

A total of 62 hydrogen-powered buses are to be introduced into the public transportation systems of British cities Aberdeen and Dundee and Germany’s Cologne and Wuppertal. This venture is part of two projects, JIVE and JIVE 2, which have received EUR 57 million in funding from the EU. The projects aim to promote hydrogen fuel cell (FC) buses as a commercially viable means of zero-emission public transportation.

Study: Review of the national rules for protection of infrastructures relevant for security of supply

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Agenda: Working Party on the Environment (11, 12 & 13 July 2018)

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Motion for a Resolution: Fighting air pollution in cities

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Agenda: European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) Plenary Session (11-12 July 2018)

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Question for Written Answer: Monitoring sulphur emission control areas

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Agenda: Ambient Air Quality Expert Group (05 July 2018)

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Press Release: Electric cars: unrealistic CO2 targets proposed by EU Parliament ignore lack of charging points

Ahead of next week’s European Parliament votes on future CO2 targets for cars and vans, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) warns that the severe lack and unbalanced distribution of charging points is putting consumers off buying electric cars.

Commission to host high-level stakeholder event on EU vision for a modern, clean and competitive economy

On 10-11 July, the European Commission will organise a high-level stakeholder consultation event on the EU’s long-term strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building a prosperous, modern, clean and competitive economy.

Event: High-Level Political Forum 2018 (New York, 9-18 July 2018)

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Countries give only limited information on the results of their policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Most national policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Europe target energy consumption and energy supply, while economic and regulatory instruments are the most common means of cutting emissions, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report, published today.

Sustainable development: EIB hosts ALIDE in meeting to strengthen cooperation with financial institutions of Latin America and Caribbean

Today in Luxembourg, the European Investment Bank (EIB) is hosting the Asociación Latinoamericana de Instituciones Financieras para el Desarrollo (ALIDE), the international organisation representing development banking in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Agenda: EP ENVI Committee Meeting (09-10 July 2018)

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Commentary: Progress with solar heat in India

The production of heat accounts for around one half of energy demand around the globe – the largest of all energy end uses. Heat demand is also significant in some of the hottest countries such as India where despite the climate it is still necessary for cooking, hot water and industry.

Press Release: Higher ambition needed to meet Paris climate targets

With current climate policies and efforts to increase clean power generation, the remaining use of fossil fuels in industry, transport and heating in buildings will cause enough CO2 emissions to push climate targets out of reach, according to a study co-authored and co-designed by the JRC.

Opinion: EP PECH Committee on a European strategy for plastics in a circular economy

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Press Release: EUR 50m EIB support to Amundi Energy Transition

Amundi Energy Transition (AET), the joint venture between Amundi (60%) and EDF (40%) announces that, after only one year of marketing*, it has raised more than EUR 500 million in equity capital from institutional investors to finance projects for energy transition among French regions and industries. The European Investment Bank for an amount of 50 million euros and Crédit Agricole Assurances are the leading investors.

Press Release: Catching ultrafine emissions could help develop cleaner cars

Modern engines – in particular those which inject fuel at high pressure – maximise efficiency and cut carbon dioxide emissions, but may also release harder-to-catch pollution associated with cancers and lung, heart and Alzheimer’s diseases. In response, European researchers are analysing exhaust particles down to one billionth of a metre, which may help in the development of cleaner cars.

Provisional Agenda: Environment Council (20 December 2018)

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Provisional Agenda: Environment Council (09 October 2018)

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UPDATED – Agenda: Energy Council (11 June 2018)

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UPDATED – Agenda: Telecommunications Council (8 June 2018)

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