A first reaction to the European Commission's proposal, released yesterday, for extending the new-car and light-commercial vehicle CO2 emissions standards out to 2030.
The food-based biofuel cap is in the Commission’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) proposal for a reason, and effectively removing it through the exception for HSCCBs can hardly be called “sustainable.”
Governments the world over face major challenges to reduce the health and environmental impacts from the transportation sector. Steering the car market to electric vehicles and ultimately zero-emission fleets will require comprehensive and sustained policy action.
São Paulo’s clean bus transition has been delayed for long enough. The negotiations of the Article 50 amendment provide an opportunity for policymakers to put the city back on the right path for fulfilling climate, health, and technology innovation goals. Strong actions would place the city ahead of the curve as more and more cities around the world consider similar transitions to clean bus fleets.
In September three MEPs convened a fruitful discussion on using remote sensing technology to measure pollutant emissions in vehicle exhaust in Europe’s cities.
The city is taking a big step forward in fighting air pollution, and other cities would benefit from doing the same.