A public hearing on the European Citizens’ Initiative “Ban glyphosate and Protect People and the Environment from Toxic Pesticides” will take place on 20th November. On 21st November, there will be a report back on the recent trilogue on revision of the EU ETS. The Committee will also vote on the adoption of draft opinions on the internal market for electricity, common rules for the internal market in electricity and the role of EU regions and cities in implementing the COP 21 Paris Agreement on climate change. In the afternoon there will be an exchange of views with the Commission on the state of play on 4th Real-Driving Emissions package (RDE4).
Amendments 10 – 83 are now available.
A summary of the debate is available.
The European aluminium industry regrets that the Commission missed the opportunity to stop penalising lightweighting while it is essential for decarbonising mobility. The proposed regulation for post-2020 CO2 emission standards for cars and vans unfortunately still bases the targets on the mass of the vehicles.
Update: The reaction from the ECR Group has been published.
NGVA Europe welcomes the publication of the EU Commission’s second part of the Mobility Package and stresses the importance to introduce a more comprehensive approach for assessing the environmental benefits from the mobility solutions. In this context, the well-to-wheel approach can guarantee a fair and complete evaluation of the decarbonisation effect among different solutions, and it results as a fundamental booster to introduce more renewable energy sources in the transportation sector in a cost-effective way.
Update: New documents have been published.
The Commission proposes new targets for the EU fleet wide average CO2 emissions of new passenger cars and vans to help accelerate the transition to low- and zero emission vehicles.
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The agenda items concern energy, environment and transport policy.
The agenda items include a 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 Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) – which represents UK-based manufacturers – wrote to the European Commission arguing it should slow down the rate at which companies are required to reduce CO2 emissions levels and opposing targets for electric cars.
The 2017 edition of the European Environment Agency (EEA) Trends and projections in Europe report confirms that the European Union (EU) is well on track to meet its climate and energy targets for 2020. Official data for 2015 show that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have already decreased beyond the 20 % reduction target. Policies are playing an important role in driving the overall EU trends observed since 2005, in particular through a sustained increase in renewable energy use. Full article…
Concerning the Mobility Package adopted by the Commission on 31 May 2017.
(required under Article 21 of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2013 on a mechanism for monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions and for reporting other information at national and Union level relevant to climate change and repealing Decision No 280/2004/EC) (required under Article 21 of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2013 on a mechanism for monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions and for reporting other information at national and Union level relevant to climate change and repealing Decision No 280/2004/EC)
Building on concrete efforts by both California and the EU to implement carbon markets and zero-carbon transportation policies, and in light of the global momentum generated by the Paris Agreement, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete and Governor of California Jerry Brown met today in Brussels and agreed to step up cooperation on emissions trading and zero-carbon transportation. Full article…
A summary of the consideration of the draft report is available.
At a global summit in Tokyo on October 26, the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy-duty trucks and engines called for further collaboration among the regulatory authorities of Europe, the US and Japan for the promotion of vehicle-freight-road connectivity.
Question for Written Answer to the Commission (Rule 130) by José Blanco López (S&D) regarding ‘Targets in the automotive industry’.
The FH Transport and Energy Teams would like to invite you for a roundtable on the post-2020 CO2 standards for cars and vans. The Commission is expected to reveal the 2nd Mobility Package on Wednesday 8 November. On top of actions on alternative fuels infrastructure and battery production, it will also, crucially, include a Regulation on CO2 emission standards beyond 2020 (for cars) and 2021 (for vans). We are delighted to host Dr. Artur Runge-Metzger, who will give an opening statement to help understand the key elements of the proposal, after which the floor will be open for questions and a discussion among policymakers, industry and NGO representatives.