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July 9, 2021
[ad_1] Interested in this kind of news? Receive them directly in your inbox. Delivered once a week. Countries will again be set targets for reducing the impact of the sectors outside the EU emissions trading system: road transport, buildings, agriculture, waste, and small industries which are exempt. Last year the Commission had signalled this system...
[ad_1] Interested in this kind of news? Receive them directly in your inbox. Delivered once a week. Under NextGenerationEU, a total of €140 billion will be allocated to Spain until 2026 with the recovery fund structured around four pillars: green transformation; digital transformation; social cohesion; and gender equality.  Key to this green transformation is electric...
[ad_1] Interested in this kind of news? Receive them directly in your inbox. Delivered once a week. Despite their disproportionate climate impact, private jets are untaxed in most European nations because of exemptions from the EU’s carbon pricing scheme (EU ETS) and untaxed kerosene. Yet the private flight sector was the first branch of aviation...
[ad_1] Interested in this kind of news? Receive them directly in your inbox. Delivered once a week. Pressure has grown in recent years on airlines to reduce their climate impact and they have increasingly opted for offsetting schemes which either plant or promise to preserve trees. British Airways boldly announced that its passengers could “fly...
[ad_1] Interested in this kind of news? Receive them directly in your inbox. Delivered once a week. Requirements for carmakers to reduce CO2 emissions from new cars have forced a move away from petrol and diesel and towards battery electric vehicles. But EU CO2 reduction targets are so lax, most carmakers have little incentive to...
[ad_1] Interested in this kind of news? Receive them directly in your inbox. Delivered once a week. In 2015 Volkswagen was found to have equipped 11 million diesel cars worldwide with software capable of producing fake emission readings during official tests while emitting many times the legal limit on the road. The scandal cost the...
[ad_1] Interested in this kind of news? Receive them directly in your inbox. Delivered once a week. Despite Germany enjoying a strong reputation for environmental action, successive German governments have sought to protect the country’s car industry by lobbying to weaken emissions standards.  In 2017 the European Commission president’s German chief of staff ordered commissioners...
[ad_1] Interested in this kind of news? Receive them directly in your inbox. Delivered once a week. But with the law due to be published on 14 July, there is still time to rectify this by excluding LNG and crop-based biofuels and support the uptake of green e-fuels like renewable hydrogen and ammonia, says the...
[ad_1] Interested in this kind of news? Receive them directly in your inbox. Delivered once a week. The new package of measures comes at the end of a long discussion on the future of the ‘Eurovignette’, the EU’s long-standing system governing road tolls and charges. After four years of negotiations, a compromise has been made...