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EIB signs advisory agreement with Hydrogen Europe

News from Brussels - 2021-07-30

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Hydrogen Europe, an umbrella association representing European industry, research, and national and regional associations in the hydrogen and fuel cell sect...

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German industry worried about EU carbon market reform, skeptical of CBAM

News from Brussels - 2021-07-16

Industry in Germany watched the presentation of the European Commission’s new package of energy and climate laws with bated breath on 14 July, expressing worries about a reform of the EU’s...

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France sceptical about extending carbon pricing to buildings, transport

News from Brussels - 2021-07-16

France expressed “reservations” about the social consequences of extending the carbon market to the building and transport sectors, a proposal put forward by the European Commission on 14 ...

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EU climate plan will make emissions-free cars accessible for all

News from Brussels - 2021-07-15

An EU plan to sell 100% emissions-free cars in 2035 will democratise electric vehicles in Europe, green group Transport & Environment (T&E) has said...

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Germany’s fuel-price push divides Brussels as EU sets out climate plans

News from Brussels - 2021-07-15

Germany got what it wanted — now everyone else has to deal with it...

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European Green Deal: Commission proposes transformation of EU economy and society to meet climate ambitions

News from Brussels - 2021-07-15

On 14 July, the European Commission adopted a package of proposals to make the EU's climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by...

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One year of Mobility Package – time to step up enforcement

News from Brussels - 2021-07-09

8 July marks the day the European Parliament adopted the Mobility Package in 2020 which sets out new rules on professional drivers’ working conditions in EU freight and passenger road trans...

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€30bn for infrastructure projects connecting EU regions

News from Brussels - 2021-07-07

New funds for cross-border transport, energy and digital projects available from 2021 60% of funds to go to climate-related objectives Cutting red tape for permits for major...

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Electric cars: lower-income countries fall behind, with uptake linked to GDP per capita

News from Brussels - 2021-07-06

Strong national variations in EU sales of electric cars are clearly correlated to a country’s standard of living, according to new research by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Associ...

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Joint open letter on the future of vehicle CO2 standards

News from Brussels - 2021-07-05

A coalition of EU associations from the energy and transport sectors has sent an open letter to the European Commission on the importance of achieving climate-neutrality in road transport through the ...

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Binding EU targets for charging points and hydrogen stations urgently needed, says joint letter to Commission

News from Brussels - 2021-07-02

In a joint letter to European Commission President von der Leyen, Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Vălean, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), trade union Indus...

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The five tests awaiting the EU’s big ‘Fit for 55’ climate push

News from Brussels - 2021-07-01

On 14 July the European Commission will propose what may well be the most important climate legislation anywhere, ever...

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Brussels to ban diesel cars from 2030, petrol cars from 2035

News from Brussels - 2021-06-28

The city of Brussels plans to ban diesel cars from 2030 and petrol vehicles from 2035 as part of efforts to improve air quality and meet regional climate targets...

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Brussels drafts death sentence for the internal combustion engine car

News from Brussels - 2021-06-18

New cars powered by diesel and gasoline may have only 14 years left in the European Union, according to new emissions targets under discussion in Brussels...

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EU road charging rules (Eurovignette) – Presidency reaches informal deal with the Parliament

News from Brussels - 2021-06-17

On 16 June, the negotiators from the Council and the European Parliament reached a political agreement on revised road charging rules (Eurovignette Directive), to address greenhouse gas emissions...

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EU’s flagship programme Connecting Europe Facility 2.0 adopted by the Council

News from Brussels - 2021-06-14

The Council on 14 June adopted the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility 2...

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Five steps the EU can take to create a circular economy for cars

News from Brussels - 2021-06-14

While vehicles provide economic and societal benefits, they come with a sizeable carbon footprint...

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EU steel import decision disregards interests of auto sector

News from Brussels - 2021-06-11

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) is extremely disappointed by the European Commission’s proposal to extend the restriction of steel imports into the EU...

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Brussels promises new EU legislation for end-of-life vehicles in 2022

News from Brussels - 2021-06-11

The European Commission will come forward at the end of 2022 with a proposal to remove the most polluting end-of-life vehicles from EU roads, European Green Deal Commissioner Frans Timmermans said on ...

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Electric trucks: new study pinpoints precise locations for charging infrastructure across EU

News from Brussels - 2021-06-09

The study’s unique dataset can be used to help map out an EU-wide network of truck charging points, including at long-haul and regional stop locations in the European Union, the UK and other cou...

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