News from Brussels

Still insufficient progress in making transport fuels more climate friendly, latest EEA data show

News from Brussels - 2020-11-20

The European Union is behind its objective to reduce the greenhouse gas emission intensity of fuels sold for road transport to 6% below 2010 levels, as set out in the EU’s 2020 climate and energ...

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Europe accelerates EV shift with subsidies, bans

News from Brussels - 2020-11-20

Europe is taking unprecedented steps to phase out gasoline and diesel cars and bring an end to the almost 150-year-long era of the internal combustion engine...

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ECSA highlights crucial role of shipping as vector of global trade in its contribution to EU Trade Policy Review

News from Brussels - 2020-11-18

On behalf of the European shipping sector, ECSA is pleased to submit its contributions to the European Commission's Trade Policy Review...

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Policymakers urged to support biofuels to meet transport’s green goals

News from Brussels - 2020-11-18

Governments around the world need to urgently address this year’s 11...

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European Year of Rail 2021 – informal agreement with the European Parliament

News from Brussels - 2020-11-13

Rail travel is green, comfortable and safe – and it will play a key role in the EU’s efforts to achieve climate neutrality by 2050...

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LEAK: Only zero-emission cars will win EU green investment label

News from Brussels - 2020-11-12

From January 2026, all cars sold in Europe will need to emit zero grams of Carbon Dioxide in order to be considered “sustainable” under the EU’s green finance taxonomy, according to ...

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Skills Partnership for the Automotive Ecosystem

News from Brussels - 2020-11-12

The EU auto industry is going through a major transformation because of the short-term impact of the COVID crisis, coupled with the long-term shift towards zero-emission and digital mobility...

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EU urged to correct transport decarbonisation ‘anomaly’ to reach climate targets

News from Brussels - 2020-11-09

The EU should scale up the use of sustainable renewable fuels in road transport and the different departments within the European Commission should join forces in legislation if Europe’s ambitio...

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Fuel types of new cars: petrol 47.5%, hybrids 12.4%, electric 9.9% market share third quarter 2020

News from Brussels - 2020-11-05

In the third quarter of 2020, almost one in 10 passenger cars sold in the EU was an electrically-chargeable vehicle (9...

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Interactive map: Affordability of electric cars, correlation between market uptake and GDP in the EU

News from Brussels - 2020-11-03

The map visualises the correlation between the market uptake of electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECVs) and GDP per capita for each of the 27 EU Member States and the United Kingdom...

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Open letter to EU: ‘Show you care – Keep facilities open in parking areas for professional drivers!’

News from Brussels - 2020-10-30

The ETF has addressed an open letter to EU member states on behalf of trade union member organisations representing professional drivers; calling on on national authorities across Europe to keep resta...

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Rebooting the auto industry while bolstering Europe’s climate ambitions

News from Brussels - 2020-10-29

Message from ACEA's Director General – October 2020 As you know, in recent months ACEA has regularly called on EU policy makers and national governments to step up support to the auto ind...

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Charging points: Growth not keeping pace with rising demand for electric vehicles, new data show

News from Brussels - 2020-10-28

A new report by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) shows that despite strong growth, the available charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in the EU still falls far ...

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UK-EU Brexit talks restart with just weeks to seal deal

News from Brussels - 2020-10-22

Britain and the European Union will resume fraught post-Brexit trade talks on Thursday (22 October) after seven days lost to threats and brinkmanship, and with just weeks left to salvage an agreement...

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Video - “COVID pandemic: biggest risk ever to face EU auto industry,” warns Michael Manley

News from Brussels - 2020-10-22

Video message from Michael Manley, President of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) and CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) on the impact of COVID-19 on the EU automobil...

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COVID support for automotive should be channelled into green recovery, say CEOs

News from Brussels - 2020-10-21

Leaders of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) call on EU policy makers and national governments to step up support to the auto sector, which continues to grapple with the ...

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EU to push new standards for ‘greenest’ car batteries on earth

News from Brussels - 2020-10-19

The European Commission will table new EU-wide regulations this autumn to ensure that batteries manufactured or imported into Europe are “the greenest on this planet,” a top EU official to...

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Lawmakers want fossil fuels banned from EU Recovery Fund

News from Brussels - 2020-10-15

EU lawmakers today called for more of the bloc’s €670bn recovery fund to be invested in projects that won’t exacerbate climate change or the nature crisis - and for fossil fuels to be...

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Spain approves hydrogen strategy to spur low-carbon economy

News from Brussels - 2020-10-09

Spain approved on Tuesday (6 October) a plan to boost clean hydrogen production, aiming to build enough infrastructure to give it a major role in Europe’s market for a fuel seen as key to meetin...

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EU Parliament votes for 60% carbon emissions cut by 2030

News from Brussels - 2020-10-07

The European Parliament voted on Tuesday (6 October) to update the EU’s climate target for 2030, backing a 60% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by the end of the decade, up from 40% current...

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