OPP Meeting Summary: Hearing of Adina-Ioana Valean, Commissioner-designate for Transport (14 November 2019)

The summary of the hearing is now available.

Stakeholder Report: Green powerhouse: A blueprint for battery regulations in Europe

By Transport & Environment

Unlike combustion engines that burn oil, batteries do not burn lithium or other minerals like cobalt and nickel, which can be fully recovered and used again. From a life cycle perspective battery-powered vehicles are already better than engined cars. However, they still have an environmental impact, notably in parts of their manufacturing and metals extraction. This paper, informed by the report available below, outlines T&E’s vision of how an upcoming EU regulation can minimise the environmental impact and maximise both the industrial and climate benefits of batteries in transport.

Event: Electrical Safety & Energy Transition: Preparing Buildings for a Safe Energy Transition (Brussels, 20 November 2019)

The use of electricity and the number of electrical devices, including solar PV systems, in our homes are poised to grow dramatically in the next years and decades in Europe. The electrification of our buildings will be driven by climate and energy policies, but also by consumer demand for more comfort and digital technologies.

The first European electrical safety conference, which is scheduled for 12 to 6 PM on 20 November in Brussels, aims to assess whether the electrical installations and equipment in our homes are safe, and whether, to prepare for the growing electrification, there is a need for strengthened measures to minimize electrical hazards in the housing sector.

Digital transport services for people: The next steps for sustainable European solutions

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UPDATED – Comitology Meeting: Committee on alternative fuels infrastructure (29 June 2018)

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Update: Future Mobility

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Event: EIT InnoEnergy Battery Storage Masterclass (Genk, Belgium, 18-20 November 2019)

EIT InnoEnergy leads Battery Storage Masterclass on 18-20 November in Genk. The Masterclass empowers you with next-generation knowledge and insights, the innovation mindset, and the vision to assess emerging solutions and understand their potential across the entire battery storage value chain.

Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on type-approval requirements for motor vehicles and their trailers, and systems,components and separate technical units intended for such vehicles, as regards their general safety and the protection of vehicle occupants and vulnerable road users

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Merger Case: M.9360 DAIMLER / GEELY / JV

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Official Journal (L Series): Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1861 of 31 October 2019 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/587 in order to clarify whether the scope of that Implementing Decision includes exterior LED lighting fitted to certain not off-vehicle charging hybrid electric M1 vehicles (NOVC-HEV)

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Event: The contribution of Advanced Renewable Transport Fuels to transport decarbonisation in 2030 and beyond (Brussels, 18 November 2019)

The European Commission Directorate General for Energy has been supporting an International Energy Agency (IEA) study on this topic carried out by two IEA Technology Collaboration Programmes, IEA Bioenergy TCP and the IEA Advanced Motor Fuels TCP. The workshop will present the findings of this project focusing on country-specific analysis of Germany, Finland, Sweden, USA and Brazil. The analysis is based on these countries´ key strategies for decarbonisation, and on the availability of conventional and advanced renewable transport fuels.

Press Release: Spain: Cleaner transport – EIB backs QEV Technology’s development of electro-mobility solutions at Web Summit

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing EUR 17m in quasi-equity financing to QEV Technologies (QEV) to support its research and development (R&D) activities. The company is developing electric drive systems (powertrains) for small urban transport vehicles, e-vehicles, fast charging systems and electric racing technologies. The agreement was signed at Web Summit in Lisbon today by EIB Vice-President Emma Navarro and QEV CEO Miguel Valldecabres. The project is supported by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the main pillar of the Investment Plan for Europe, also known as the Juncker Plan.

OPP Meeting Summary: EP TRAN Committee – Results of the 2019 CEF transport call (6 November 2019)

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Raw Materials Information System (RMIS) Newsletter No 1

Established in 2015, the RMIS is the European Commission’s reference knowledge platform on non-fuel, non-agriculture raw materials from primary (extraction/harvesting) to secondary (recycled/recovered) sources, along their entire value/supply chains. It includes both abiotic and biotic materials. Responding to a specific action point of the Commission’s Circular Economy Action Plan , the RMIS acts as a key interface for policy support.

UPDATED – Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on type-approval requirements for motor vehicles and their trailers, and systems,components and separate technical units intended for such vehicles, as regards their general safety and the protection of vehicle occupants and vulnerable road users

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Press Release: World’s biggest truckmaker rules out gas trucks in pursuing carbon neutrality

The world’s biggest truck manufacturer, Daimler, has said it will no longer develop fossil gas-powered trucks as they will not advance its goal of offering a carbon-neutral fleet. Daimler Trucks said it would instead invest in electric and hydrogen lorries.

Press Release: From Italy to The Netherlands: creating an electric car company through cross-border cooperation

Did you know that young entrepreneurs have their own European exchange programme? Thanks to Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs (EYE), a COSME-funded initiative, Giancarlo has gained the necessary skills to create his own electric car company in Italy. He obtained the right skills and knowledge mix when a Dutch SME specialised in e-vehicles hosted him in the Netherlands. Learn more about this win-win exchange experience!

Press Release: Commentary: Understanding users is key to the evolution of the world’s energy systems

The choices made by individuals are having a significant effect on the evolution of the global energy system. Thanks to distributed renewables, users are no longer only consuming energy – they are also producing it. Shifts in consumer behaviour, such as a move toward electric vehicles, are also creating stresses and opportunities for power systems.

Event: Greening Mobility: Are We Acting Fast Enough? (Brussels, 20 November 2019)

Transport has brought plenty of benefits to society, providing jobs, connecting people and moving goods. It now has to face its next challenge: reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

The sector – from cars to planes, from ships to heavy-duty trucks – represents a significant part of the EU economy and will have to go through a major transformation to reduce its emissions as Europe moves towards a modern, low-carbon economy.

Press Release: A new step in the deployment of the POTEnCIA energy system model

This week an important milestone in expanding the JRC capacity in energy modelling was reached. At a dedicated Brussels event, the JRC presented to the Commission services, the Member States and other stakeholders the ‘Central scenario’ developed with its new energy system modelling tool, POTEnCIA.

Study: How will second-use of batteries affect stocks and flows in the EU? A model for traction Li-ion batteries

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Official Journal (L Series): Commission Recommendation (EU) 2019/1658 of 25 September 2019 on transposing the energy savings obligations under the Energy Efficiency Directive

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Official Journal (L Series): Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1781 of 1 October 2019 laying down ecodesign requirements for electric motors and variable speed drive with regard to ecodesign requirements for glandless standalone circulators and glandless circulators integrated in products

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Press Release: A further step forward for batteries in the EU’s clean energy and clean mobility transition

On 22 October 2019, the general assembly of “Batteries Europe” took place in Brussels. This platform is the research and innovation strand of the European Battery Alliance and is an important initiative of the Commission’s Strategic Action Plan on Batteries.

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