Press Release: Cleaned-up data shows bigger-than-thought reduction in Europe’s NO2 pollution – Dr Folkert Boersma

An analysis of a newly cleaned-up dataset tracking Europe’s air pollution has revealed that nitrogen dioxide levels are on a steeper downward trend than previously thought, according to Dr Folkert Boersma from the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, who says that ensuring the quality of Earth observation data can reveal new insights into climate change.

Agenda: Working Party on Transport – Intermodal Questions and Networks (24 May 2018)

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Event: Decarbonizing Transport: Assessing all solutions (Brussels, 20 June 2018)

Presented by the European Renewable Ethanol Association (ePURE), the event is part of POLITICO’s Clean Mobility series and will examine the solutions to decarbonize the transport sector.

Draft Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council 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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Press Release: New type-approval and market surveillance system for motor vehicles: Council concludes reform of the sector

The Council today adopted a regulation to reform the type-approval and market surveillance system for motor vehicles in the EU.

Press Release: NGVA Europe on the proposal for a Regulation setting CO2 emission performance standards for new heavy-duty vehicles

Brussels, 18 May 2018 – NGVA EUROPE, the European association representing the entire natural gas value chain, from gas extraction to dispensing at the refueling station, covering CNG, LNG and renewable gas, welcomes the new proposal on CO2 standards for HDVs tabled by the European Commission. It introduces a strong European action to curb emissions of the sector, which the industry has already embraced in its continuous efforts and commitment towards decarbonisation and fuel efficiency.

UPDATED – Comitology Meeting: Climate Change Committee (02 May 2018)

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Press Release: New vans sold in Europe in 2017: large decrease in annual average CO2 emissions

Average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of new vans registered in the European Union (EU) in 2017 were 4.7% lower than in 2016, according to preliminary data published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). This is the highest annual reduction reported since the regulation to reduce CO2 emissions from light-duty vehicles came into force in 2011.

Agenda: Working Party on the Environment (22 & 24 May 2018)

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UPDATED – Agenda: Working Party on Technical Harmonisation (Motor Vehicles) (22 May 2018)

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UPDATED – Event: Post 2020 CO2 emission targets for cars and vans: the right level of ambition? (Brussels, 27 March 2018)

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Agenda: EP IMCO Committee Meeting (4 June 2018)

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Agenda: EP TRAN Committee Meeting (24 May 2018)

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Press Release: Scientific support to the third mobility package

The JRC has provided essential scientific support to the design of many of the initiatives of the 3rd mobility package. In particular, evidence provided by the JRC – on present Heavy Duty Vehicles (HDV) emissions and technologies, the impact of policy options for HDV, and the requirements and impacts of connected and automated mobility – formed the basis of the final package.

Third Mobility Package – Europe on the Move: Commission completes its agenda for safe, clean and connected mobility

The Juncker Commission is undertaking the third and final set of actions to modernise Europe’s transport system.

Today’s package consists of:

  • A new road safety policy framework and initiatives on vehicle and pedestrian safety, and on infrastructure safety management
  • Communication on connected and automated policy
  • Legislative initiatives on CO2 standards for trucks and Strategic Action Plan for Batteries
  • Initiatives establishing a digital environment for information exchange in transport
  • Initiative to streamline permitting procedures for projects on the core trans-European transport network (TEN-T).

Press Release: Air quality: Commission takes action to protect citizens from air pollution

The Commission is providing national, regional and local actors with practical help to improve air quality in Europe, and stepping up its enforcement against 7 Member States who have breached agreed EU rules on air pollution limits and type approval for cars.

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: A Europe that protects: Clean Air for all

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‘A’ Items: Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council (22 – 23 May 2018)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ENVI Committee – Vote Europe on the Move: an agenda for the future of mobility in the EU (17 May 2018)

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Draft Report: EP TRAN Committee on deployment of infrastructure for alternative fuels in the European Union: time to act!

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ENVI Committee – Emission performance standards for new passenger cars and for new light commercial vehicles (16 May 2018)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ENVI Committee – Promotion of clean and energy-efficient road transport vehicles (16 May 2018)

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Amendments: EP ITRE Committee on setting emission performance standards for new passenger cars and for new light commercial vehicles as part of the Union’s integrated approach to reduce CO2 emissions from light-duty vehicles

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OPP Meeting summary: EP TRAN Committee- Presentation of a Pol Dep study on ‘Resources, energy and lifecycle greenhouse gas emission aspects of electric vehicles (15 May 2018)

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