This briefing explores the aviation sector’s status as one of the most undertaxed in Europe and examines the supposed legal obstacles to ending this anomaly. It outlines a number of recommendations for EU governments and the EU to remedy this situation.
Higher average oil prices in 2018 pushed up the value of global fossil fuel consumption subsidies back up toward levels last seen in 2014, underscoring the incomplete nature of the pricing reforms undertaken in recent years, according to new data from the IEA.
European Maritime Day sets focus on the blue economy; Common Information Sharing Environment enters transitional phase to be coordinated by EMSA; EMSA participates in Paris MoU annual committee meeting; European Community Shipowners’ Associations gather at EMSA; IMO Member States Audit Scheme in Iceland; Croatian President pays visit to EMSA; Awareness-raising for the upcoming 0.50% cap on sulphur in marine fuel; EMSA enhances pollution response capability in the Black Sea; EMSA participates in Adriatic Spill Conference 2019; EU civil projection exercise ‘Cascade 19’ held in Portugal.
Of the the total energy consumption in the EU, 33% is by the transport sector. The lion’s share of this, (81% in 2017) is for road transport. Thus, there is significant scope in reducing energy use in the road transport sector in our cities.
The purpose of the sustainable mobility session at this year’s EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is to raise awareness of the significance of reducing energy and fuel use by the transport sector as a whole and thus make an important contribution to the fight against climate change. Behavioural change towards more sustainable means of transport will also be discussed.
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