Stakeholder Press Release: Bellona COP23 event puts electric shipping in the spotlight: the technology is here, what we need now is regulation

“A quiet revolution is taking place” highlighted Bellona at one of its COP23 side events on electrification of maritime transport in Bonn, Germany, last week. While most discussions centre around zero emission solutions for land transport, Bellona has taken on the next challenge: taking the electric revolution to the seas. ‘The technology is here, what we need is regulation’ was a key message echoed by the speakers.

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Proposal for a Council Directive implementing the Agreement concluded by the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) to amend Council Directive 2009/13/EC in accordance with the amendments of 2014 to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 as approved by the International Labour Conference on 11 June 2014

– Political agreement

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Draft Agenda: European Parliament Plenary Session (11-14 December 2017)

The agenda includes items related to energy & climate, environment, digital, trade and transport policy.

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Commission Delegated Regulation of 17.11.2017 supplementing Directive 2014/94/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards recharging points for L-category motor vehicles, shore-side electricity supply for inland waterway vessels and refuelling points for LNG for waterborne transport, and amending that Directive as regards connectors for motor vehicles for the refuelling of gaseous hydrogen

(Text with EEA relevance)

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Agenda: EP TRAN Committee (4 December 2017)

The agenda items include the adoption of draft opinion on Monitoring and reporting of CO2 emissions from and fuel consumption of new heavy-duty vehicles, a presentation on ‘Infrastructure funding challenges in the sharing economy’, a consideration of draft report on Safeguarding competition in air transport and a presentation by the Commission of the draft delegated act related to technical requirements for inland waterways vessel.

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Event: EFSI stakeholders’ consultation event (Luxembourg, 8 December 2017)

The EFSI Steering Board has the pleasure of inviting you to the second EFSI stakeholders’ consultation event on Friday, 8 December 2017 at the EIB premises in Luxembourg from 09:30 till 12:00. The event will bring together a broad range of stakeholders, such as public authorities, umbrella associations, think tanks, civil society organisations and relevant social partners with a strong interest in the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) and whose input is highly valuable for shaping the EFSI policy and its implementation.

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Event: Quantum Technology for Transport (Wantage, United Kingdom, 8 February 2018)

Workshop where current Quantum capabilities and technologies will be outlined and explained. Quantum technologies and their promise of revolutionising technologies and capabilities have become a popular topic, but many do not understand what they can provide, and think they are too far into the future to be an asset now. The fact is quantum technologies are real, exciting capabilities are available now, and the UK has a privileged position as a leader in this area. KTN would like to invite you to attend our exciting workshop on the 8th of February at the Williams Formula 1 centre, Grove, where current quantum capabilities and technologies will be outlined and explained. If you are part of the Intelligent Transport and Mobility world come along to find out about the new developments in quantum technology that can provide sought after solutions.

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Agenda: Meeting of the Committee of the Regions NAT Commission (20 November 2017)

The agenda includes a discussion and adoption of the opinion on the initiative for the sustainable development of the blue economy in the western Mediterranean, a debate on consumer policy and information on the hurricane disaster in Poland.

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Debates, Vote Results & Texts Adopted: European Parliament Plenary Session (13-16 November 2017)

Vote results and texts adopted will be added when available.

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Official Journal (L Series): Decisions of the EEA Joint Committee of 29 April 2016 amending Annexes to the EEA Agreement

Several decisions of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annexes to the EEA Agreement, concerning energy, climate & environment, digital, trade, and transport policy.

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UPDATED – Agenda: Coreper 1 Meeting (16 November 2017)

Update: An addendum to the draft agenda concerning transport policy is now available.

Agenda items concern energy & environment, digital, transport and trade policy.

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UPDATED – Event: UKTiE 7th Annual Forum (Brussels, 28 November 2017)

Update: The Programme is now available.

UKTiE’s Annual Forum is Europe’s largest gathering of senior EU policy and law makers together with the UK’s leading transport organisations. UKTiE’s 7th Annual Forum will take place on November 28th in the European Parliament, kindly hosted by our patron Jacqueline Foster MEP, Conservative spokesman for Transport. The theme for the Forum is “Clean, connected and competitive – how to modernise Europe’s transport system” and we are inviting key senior EU policy and law makers to join us.

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