News in brief: NGOs set out green tests for CAP reform

In other news this week: NGOs set out tests for a Green Deal-compatible farming policy, a study says cutting air pollution could prevent 50,000 deaths in European cities, while Germany’s environment... Read more

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Airlines and NGOs urge EU backing for sustainable aviation fuels

Several European airlines have come out in opposition to crop-based biofuels as the European Commission prepares a strategy and legislation to tackle growing emissions in the transport sector that is proving hardest to decarbonise.

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Dieselgate: EU court rejects auto industry excuse for using ‘defeat devices’

The European Court of Justice has rejected claims that switching off a vehicle’s anti-pollution system to reduce wear and tear does not constitute a ‘defeat device’, in a ruling that could usher in a wave of litigation against carmakers embroiled in the 2015 ‘dieselgate’ scandal.


Expanding ETS could make ‘substantial contribution’ to EU climate goals, says think tank

The EU emissions trading system could help accelerate the bloc’s greenhouse gas emissions cuts if it expands to cover road transport and heating, according to a new study by think tank CERRE.


All new trucks will be fossil fuel free by 2040, manufacturers pledge

European lorry makers will stop producing models running on petroleum-based fuels within 20 years, a group of leading manufacturers have said.


Sustainable transport strategy frustrates industry

Automakers and the biogas sector have reacted with disappointment to the European Commission’s new sustainable transport strategy, warning it is at odds with the lowest cost scenario for decarbonising transport.

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