Transport

Carmakers seek help with ‘massive additional investments’ in green transition

European recovery funds must be ploughed into charging infrastructure and public support drive demand for electric vehicles, industry figures said on Tuesday as a senior EU official spoke of a... Read more

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Energy

‘Everybody wins’: Commission plans surge in building renovations

‘Everybody wins’: Commission plans surge in building renovations

The European Commission has proposed setting mandatory minimum energy performance standards for the EU’s building stock as part of plans to ramp up the rate of energy renovations

Energy

MEPs reject covid recovery funding for fossil fuels

The EU’s multi-billion-euro ‘Recovery and Resilience Facility’ should not be used to bail out oil and gas firms or support fossil fuel infrastructure, the European Parliament’s environment committee has agreed

Politics & Law

Spanish government unveils green-centred Covid-19 recovery plan

Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sánchez this week launched a post-Covid recovery plan focused primarily on achieving ambitious environmental, energy and climate objectives within three to four years, and financed by up to €140 billion of EU grants and loans

Energy

Fossil fuel firms ‘cashing in’ on pandemic

The coal, gas, and oil industries are using Covid-19 stimulus money to entrench their positions and ‘push false solutions’ to climate change, threatening to undermine the European Green Deal, according to a coalition of 200 green groups

Climate

Covid-19: Europeans ‘united’ over need for climate-friendly recovery

Large majorities of people in major EU countries are in favour of a ‘green new deal’ to tackle the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, but are sceptical that their governments will take the action necessary, according to a new survey

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Transport

Blog: Trains, not planes and automobiles

Blog: Trains, not planes and automobiles

With the coronavirus pandemic resurging across Europe, and the threat of fresh lockdowns looming, what will it take to keep plans for the European Year of Rail in 2021 on track? Richard Weyndling investigates

Climate

Blog: New life or back to normal after the coronavirus crisis?

Blog: New life or back to normal after the coronavirus crisis?

Three months ago many countries entered a painful lockdown to limit the spread of novel coronavirus. The result of this situation has been a significant cut in air pollution and carbon emissions, but a recent study suggests they are already rebounding as constraints are lifted

Air

Blog: The ‘heroes of the night’ paint it red

Blog: The ‘heroes of the night’ paint it red

Forty kilometres of cycle lanes are being carved out in Brussels in readiness for the gradual lifting of the Covid-19 lockdown. Some fear that the move will increase congestion and pollution, but for others the move is a necessary rebalancing

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