A week away from the release of the European Commission’s 2050 “Long-Term Strategy” for emissions reduction, three Brussels based organisations, Eurofuel, ECFD and UPEI – jointly with their respective German members – presented and debated the results of the Prognos Study “Status and Perspectives for Liquid Energy Sources in the Energy Transition”. The Prognos Study was commissioned by the four organisations representing the mineral oil sector in Germany. Whilst the study focussed on an analysis of the German market, the findings can be extrapolated on an EU wide level. The event was held on 21 November 2018 in Brussels and gathered experts and professionals from the transport and heating fuels sector.
The NEMO conference showcases solutions and best practice examples with the intention to combine different approaches, some of them visionary, some of them already implemented. We want to offer a platform to meet, exchange and learn. More than ever mobility is not only relevant alone for cities and regions anymore – it is part of how we want to live. Therefore it is crucial to develop sustainable policies and projects on a regional, European and global level.
The seminar, which took place on 15 November in Brussels, was the first opportunity to discuss the implementation and policy messages of the five ongoing Blueprint projects.
Update: the programme has been revised.
UKTiE’s annual transport policy summit is Europe’s largest gathering of senior EU policy and law makers together with the UK’s leading transport organisations. Join us to discuss how the UK can continue to play an active role in shaping European transport legislation as a third country.
A new study from Professor Simon Shepherd and Professor Anthony May has predicted the effects driverless cars could have on urban transport systems and public behaviour in the City of Leeds.
The new Commission proposal must go further, taking all available forms of transport into account. It should focus on intermodality in freight and passenger transport. In the opinion drafted by Giulia Barbucci and adopted at its October plenary session, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) backs the Third Mobility Package presented by the Commission but advocates a more ambitious project not limited to road transport.
Looking to the result from the vote of the Environmental Committee of the EP on the regulation setting CO2 emissions standard for new heavy-duty vehicles, NGVA Europe points out the missing opportunity to include already available cost-effective solutions with regard to the long-term decarbonisation target.
The past decades have seen substantial improvements in the performance of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology. The satellite signals have been modernised, and by the end of 2018, multi-band GNSS will become affordable. These advances set the stage for the next big theme in GNSS: achieving decimeter- or centimeter-level accuracy.