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

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Stakeholder Press Release: Incoming EU transport boss charts course for clean shipping but is less certain on sustainable cars and planes

By Transport & Environment

The EU transport commissioner-designate today committed to greater European action on maritime emissions, but risked being at odds with public demand to address airlines’ climate impact. Transport & Environment (T&E) said Adina-Ioana Vălean’s hearing in the European Parliament’s transport committee, in which she also provided little detail on deploying the infrastructure needed for zero-emissions road transport, was a “mixed bag”.

Update: Future Mobility

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Weekly Oil Bulletin: Market Observatory for Energy (14 November 2019)

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Event: 9th ETIP Stakeholder Plenary Meeting (Brussels, 20 & 21 November 2019)

Innovations in the fields of renewable fuels and bioenergy, opportunities and challenges with respect to broadening the biomass feedstock base in Europe as well as the future role of ETIP Bioenergy and options how you can get involved in the platform will be discussed with the audience.

Agenda: Working Party on Technical Harmonisation (Motor Vehicles) (19 November 2019)

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Agenda: EP IMCO Committee Meeting (4 December 2019)

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UPDATED – Agenda: Transport Council (20 September 2019)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ENVI Committee – Exchange of views on CORSIA – Update from ICAO General Assembly (7 November 2019)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ENVI Committee – Type approval of motor vehicles with respect to emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles (Euro 5 and Euro 6) (6 November 2019)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP TRAN Committee – Debriefing on the outcome of the 40th General Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) (6 November 2019)

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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.

OPP Meeting Summary: EP ENVI Committee – Global data collection system for ship fuel oil consumption data (6 November 2019)

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Comitology Meeting: Committee on alternative fuels infrastructure (26 November 2019)

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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: Increased industrial symbiosis mitigates environmental impact of Germany’s wood-based bioeconomy

Researchers have devised a blueprint to integrate the efficient use of waste wood throughout a bioeconomy system — part of the economy that uses renewable biological resources from land and sea. This study assessed the environmental sustainability of three scenarios for increasing targeted levels of industrial symbiosis within the wood-based bioeconomy of central Germany, and found that, in most cases, the three alternative future bioeconomy networks outperformed the selected fossil-based reference systems, mitigating environmental impacts by 25 to 130%.

Strategic Note: Clean Transport at Sea: Setting a Course for European Leadership

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Press Release: EU greenhouse gas emissions down 23% since 1990, still implementation will have to be further accelerated to reach current 2030 targets

EU greenhouse gas emissions declined by 2% in 2018 and reached their lowest level since 1990. In 2018, emissions were 23% below the 1990 level, while the GDP had increased by 61%. Implementation will have to be accelerated significantly, the annual EU Climate Action Progress Report adopted today concludes, to reach 2030 targets and for the EU to become climate-neutral by 2050.

Press Release: Climate change: Significant drop in EU emissions in 2018 but further effort needed to reach 2030 target

The European Union (EU) cut its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2 % in 2018, according to preliminary estimates released today by the European Environment Agency. However, rising energy consumption continues to hamper progress on the share of energy generated by renewable sources and on energy efficiency. As in previous years, the transport sector remains a particular concern with rising GHG emissions, low uptake of renewable energy sources and insufficient reductions of transport fuels’ life-cycle emissions.

Data: EU ETS emissions by activity type

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Event: EU Green Deal: gas infrastructure as an energy carrier on the road to 2050 (Brussels, 12 November 2019)

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Event: Hydrogen Storage Safety training (Cologne, Germany, 26 – 27 November 2019)

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Report: Southeast Asia Energy Outlook 2019

The IEA’s 4th Southeast Asia Energy Outlook provides a comprehensive review of the energy system and current market trends in the ten countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). It explores a set of possible futures for the region with a particular focus on cooling, regional power trade, and investment in the electricity sector.

Event: European Shipping Week (Brussels, 17 – 21 February 2020)

Europe’s shipowners will once again join forces with the European Parliament, Council and European Commission to place shipping and maritime at the top of the agenda when European Shipping Week is held in Brussels for the third time during the week of February 17-21, 2020.

The challenges and opportunities posed by climate change and decarbonisation, the global competitiveness of the European shipping industry, the current threats to the multilateral trading system, the fast pace of change brought about by digitalisation and innovation, as well as the social aspects of our industry such as the promotion of diversity and gender equality will form the main themes of the week and are guaranteed to generate debate and discussions across the wide spectrum of maritime stakeholders attending.

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