9 environmental policy and compliance deadlines to look out for in December

Important deadlines relating to chemicals labelling, restriction of hazardous substances and chemicals, safety on ships, and the recast Electricity Directive are coming up in December

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Without aviation tax, kerosene will ‘always be’ cheaper than alternatives, EC official says

Without a carbon tax for the aviation industry, biofuels and sustainable advanced fuels will always be more expensive than fossil fuels, an EU transport official has said


Green groups take aim at Uber over urban traffic

A 'surge' in the number of Uber drivers is slowing progress to reduce congestion and emissions in Paris and London, according to a coalition of green groups that is urging the ride-hailing company to speed up the move to zero emissions vehicles


Auditors tell Commission to better plan emissions cuts

The European Commission’s greenhouse gas reduction plans for the forestry and shipping sectors are too vague, the European Court of Auditors warned on Wednesday in a report that otherwise gave a positive appraisal of its emissions inventory and reporting


Majority of EU consumers consider electric cars too expensive, refiners say

More than 60% of European consumers think that the cost of purchasing an electric car is too high, according to a new survey commissioned by oil refinery industry group FuelsEurope


IMO set for slow progress on shipping CO2 as EU mulls ETS inclusion

A meeting of the UN’s maritime arm on Friday made only very limited progress in agreeing near-term measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions, just a day after transport commissioner designate Adina-Ioana Valean talked up the prospect of the sector being included in the EU’s carbon market

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