New EEA data available from on GHG emissions from transport fuels

Achieving the 2020 target to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transport fuels remains problematic for most European Union Member States according to the latest reported data up to 2018 released by the European Environment Agency (EEA) this week.   Still insufficient progress in making transport fuels more climate friendly, latest EEA data show The … Continue reading New EEA data available from on GHG emissions from transport fuels

New algorithm to improve energy performance can be integrated into any vehicle type – whether a gas vehicle, an e-vehicle, a compact car, or a truck

James Billington writes on the electric & hybrid vehicle technology international website about a new algorithm developed by FEV, a globally leading service provider which is cost efficient and flexible for many vehicle types.   New algorithm provides EVs with more accurate range and energy-saving routes Vehicle weight is a crucial factor when it comes … Continue reading New algorithm to improve energy performance can be integrated into any vehicle type – whether a gas vehicle, an e-vehicle, a compact car, or a truck

Trend toward SUVs making it harder to meet climate change targets

This trend towards larger vehicles is happening throughout Europe. Sports utility vehicles (SUVs) accounted for 42 per cent of car sales in 2019 in the UK – up from 23 per cent in 2015 and 10 per cent in 2010. While there is an impact on energy consumption and emissions, there is also an impact … Continue reading Trend toward SUVs making it harder to meet climate change targets

California taking major steps to curb emissions from trucks

California recently adopted a landmark rule requiring more than half of all trucks sold in the state to be zero-emissions by 2035. Hiroko Tabuchi discusses latest developments on the New York Times website.   New Rule in California Will Require Zero-Emissions Trucks Rebuffing strong opposition from industry, California on June 25th adopted a landmark rule … Continue reading California taking major steps to curb emissions from trucks

New EEA briefing on CO2 emissions from new passenger cars in 2019

According to provisional data, published this week by the European Environment Agency (EEA), average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new passenger cars registered in the European Union (EU), Iceland, Norway and the United Kingdom (UK), increased in 2019, for the third consecutive year. The average CO2 emissions from new vans also increased slightly. Zero- and … Continue reading New EEA briefing on CO2 emissions from new passenger cars in 2019

While Germany’s transition to clean energy has had successes one major failure is the nation’s decades-long unwillingness to cut emissions from cars and trucks

A world leader in cutting emissions from electricity production, the German government, in thrall to the auto industry, ‘overlooked’ pollution from cars and trucks. Dan Gearino explains in a detailed article on the InsideClimate News website.   Love is Blind: How Germany’s Long Romance With Cars Led to the Nation’s Biggest Clean Energy Failure The … Continue reading While Germany’s transition to clean energy has had successes one major failure is the nation’s decades-long unwillingness to cut emissions from cars and trucks

New EEA report shows average CO2 emissions from new cars and vans registered in Europe increased in 2018

Average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new cars registered in the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom (UK) and Iceland increased in 2018 for the second year in a row, according to final data published this week by the European Environment Agency (EEA). For the first time, average CO2 emissions from new vans also increased … Continue reading New EEA report shows average CO2 emissions from new cars and vans registered in Europe increased in 2018

New EC report on CO2 emissions from maritime transport

For the first time, the European Commission has published a report on CO2 emissions from maritime transport. The report analyses the CO2 emissions and energy efficiency information of all the ships over 5,000 gross tonnage, which performed maritime transport activities related to the European Economic Area (EEA) in 2018. A news item on the Hellenic … Continue reading New EC report on CO2 emissions from maritime transport

The coronavirus is impacting on public transport but, optimistically, train journeys might one day be something people actually look forward to

Would you take a train journey right now? Any travel during this pandemic can be risky but people still are travelling and as the economies start to grow again, no doubt we will be taking more journeys. Marcus Mayers, Visiting Research Fellow and David Bamford Professor of Operations Management,  both from Manchester Metropolitan University, write … Continue reading The coronavirus is impacting on public transport but, optimistically, train journeys might one day be something people actually look forward to

Cities ushering in environmentally friendly mobility changes

There has been an on-going shift in mobility in cities but that has accelerated as cities cope with the coronavirus crisis. Martin Kuebler discusses latest developments in an article on the Deutsche Welle website.   Coronavirus inspires cities to push climate-friendly mobility Cities around the world have been at a standstill, trying to stop the … Continue reading Cities ushering in environmentally friendly mobility changes