Press Release: EU Commissioner for Transport visits ACER

Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport, visited the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) on Friday in Ljubljana. Director Pototschnig briefed the Commissioner on the Agency’s activities and discussed with her the interaction between the energy and transport sectors.

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Event: Autonomous Vehicles: What impact on European cities? (Brussels, 25 January 2018)

UITP is organising a conference on “Autonomous vehicles: what impact on European cities?” in the morning of 25 January 2018 in Brussels. The objective of the event is to tackle the most important questions around the effect autonomous road vehicles will have on cities and on public transport. Autonomous vehicle will strongly influence public transport. The European Commission is already massively supporting the development and testing of autonomous vehicles. Beyond the technological aspects, UITP wants to highlight what the deployment of autonomous vehicles will mean for citiesand under which conditions this innovation can really become a success.

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Event: Transport Practitioners’ Meeting (Oxford, 5-6 July 2018)

The Transport Practitioners’ Meeting started in the 70s as the ‘Summer Annual Meeting’ – a place for the small and growing community of Transport Planners to get together, network and share ideas. The event has stayed true to its roots over the years, becoming the meeting place for all transport planners, highways engineers, placemakers and urban transport designers. TPM brings the wider transport and built environment community together for two days of world class networking, idea sharing and lively debate.

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Press Release: SMART Pannonia “Sustainable mobility and regional access in Burgenland and Western Hungary”

​The aim of the SMART Pannonia project is to turn Burgenland/Western Hungary into a jointly operating region again. An essential basis for this is the mobility of people and goods. In the last few years, intensive work has been carried out on the key issues of future mobility in the cross-border area of Burgenland/Western Hungary. Cross-border mobility projects promoted by the EU have provided the basis for direct cooperation both at the level of transport providers and at political level. It is now time to further these developments, building on the results of studies from projects which have already been completed.

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Press Release: PORTIS pairs up Ningbo and Constanta in the name of sustainable mobility

On 30 October 2017, the “China (Ningbo) – Romania Industry and Logistics Cooperation Forum” took place in Constanta. Constanta is one of the five PORTIS Living Lab cities, whilst Ningbo is the project’s follower city. The aim of the event was to identify the local business opportunities for future inward-bound investment from China that would contribute to the sustainable urban development of the Constanta Municipality and Port of Constanta.

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Stakeholder Study: E-Fuels – The potential of electricity based fuels for low emission transport in the EU

The study analyses the future energy demand of the European transport market, along with the necessary build-up of renewable energy capacities and the related investments needed to achieve an 80-95% reduction in greenhouse gases (GHGs). The main topics and questions of the study are: How can e-fuels help the transport sector meet the EU climate targets? To what extent do renewable energy capacities need to be increased in order to meet energy demand in the transport sector? What is the amount of cumulated investments needed for energy and fuel supply by 2050?

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Event: 23rd International Congress for Battery Recycling (Berlin, 26-28 September 2018)

The ICBR is the international platform for discussion of the latest developments and the challenges of battery recycling, bringing together many decision makers in the battery recycling chain such as battery producers, recyclers, collection schemes, policy-makers, transport companies and many more. Full article…

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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Press Release: Digitalization set to transform global energy system with profound implications for all energy actors

Digital technologies are set to transform the global energy system in coming decades, making it more connected, reliable and sustainable. This will have a profound and lasting impact on both energy demand and supply, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency. Full article…

Events: GrowSmarter webinar on Smart Goods Distribution and Logistics (21 November 2017)

The GrowSmarter project brings together cities and industry to integrate and demonstrate ‘12 smart city solutions’ in energy, infrastructure and transport. During the webinar, the project’s three Lighthouse cities of Stockholm, Barcelona and Cologne will be presenting on a few examples on consolidation centres, micro-distribution of freight and last mile delivery with electric cargo bikes.

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Agenda: Space Working Party (10 November 2017)

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Event: VeloCittà Second International Conference – the Platform for Cities & Bike share (Rome, 16 November 2017)

Virginia Raggi, the Mayor of Rome, invites you to attend the Second International Conference of VeloCittà, the Platform for Cities & Bike Sharing, which is taking place in the prestigious Protomoteca Hall on Rome’s Capitol Hill. Mayors from cities around Europe will share their experiences on bikes in their cities. The conference will also concentrate on the role that bike share systems can play in city policies and how these systems are evolving and increasingly becoming means for accelerating the growth of more liveable cities for all.

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Event: Third International Joint Transfer Exercise Workshop (Brussels, 14-15 November 2017)

The SUCCESS project targets the construction industry as one of the largest consumers of urban freight transport. A more innovative approach to construction logistics and supply chain management could help reduce negative impacts and increase productivity and transport efficiency in the sector. SUCCESS is financed by the H2020 programme and part of the CIVITAS Urban Freight Cluster. Full article…

Event: Digitising Urban Mobility Services (Brussels, 9 November 2017)

The CERRE Expert Workshop will identify and discuss which regulatory changes service providers wish to see, and why. The workshop will also address the objectives of decision-makers and transport planners, the regulatory options available to achieve those objectives and an assessment of their effectiveness.

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