Agenda: EP ENVI Committee Meeting (20-21 November 2017)

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).

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Amendments: EP TRAN Committee on on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the monitoring and reporting of CO2 emissions from and fuel consumption of new heavy-duty vehicles

Amendments 10 – 83 are now available.

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP Joint ENVI – D-US Committee: Exchange of views with H.E. Jerry Brown, Governor of California (8 November 2017)

A summary of the debate is available.

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Stakeholder Press Release: Clean mobility package: Proposal for new CO2 emission targets misses opportunity to unlock potential of lightweighting

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.

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP TRAN Committee – Vote on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (9 November 2017)

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Stakeholder: NGVA Europe on Mobility Package – Well-to-wheel approach can accelerate transition to transport decarbonisation

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.
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UPDATED – Energy Union: Commission takes action to reinforce EU’s global leadership in clean vehicles (Mobility Package)

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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Agenda: EP TRAN Committee Meeting (22-23 November 2017)

The agenda items concern energy, environment and transport policy.

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Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council: Assessment of the need to review Regulation (EC) No 1222/2009 of the European Parliament and the Council on the labelling of tyres with respect to fuel efficiency and other essential parameters

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Agenda: Working Party on Technical Harmonisation (Motor Vehicles) (14 November 2017)

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.

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Stakeholder Press Release: UK car industry lobbied Europe to weaken new carbon limits

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.

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EEA Report: Trends and projections in Europe 2017

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…

Reply to National Parliament: Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments’ Opinions – reply to the Tweede Kamer (NL) – COM(2017)275_276_277_278_280_281 final

Concerning the Mobility Package adopted by the Commission on 31 May 2017.

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Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council: Two years after Paris – Progress towards meeting the EU’s climate commitments

(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)

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Press Release: EU and California in joint climate push, boost cooperation

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…

OPP Meeting Summary: EP ENVI Committee – Monitoring and reporting of CO2 emissions from and fuel consumption of new heavy duty vehicles (6 November 2017)

A summary of the consideration of the draft report is available.

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UPDATED – Agenda: Agriculture and Fisheries Council (6 November 2017)

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Stakeholder Press Release: EU, US and Japanese manufacturers of heavy vehicles affirm to develop standards for platooning

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.

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A simulation based approach for quantifying CO2 emissions of light duty vehicle fleets. A case study on WLTP introduction

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Stakeholder Event: CO2 emission standards for cars and vans: the road ahead (Brussels, 28 November 2017)

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.

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