Staff blog: Europe

The European Council, Parliament, and Commission are currently negotiating CO2 standards for trucks, and in particular, on the thorny topic of ZLEV incentives. Will it be a benchmark or super credits? 
We recently finished collecting, cleaning up, and crunching the numbers from a real-world emissions measurement campaign in London using remote sensing. And we've updated the TRUE rating that categorizes vehicles based on NOx emissions to incorporate the additional data. Here are the highlights.
Finding the lowest carbon flight for a specific trip is more complicated than simply choosing the most fuel-efficient carrier.
The EC will will soon decide on criteria for classifying high- and low-risk indirect land use change (ILUC) biofuels under the RED II. If the Commission gets it right, this provision could make a positive difference without becoming a giant loophole.
If super credits are here to stay, we can at least try to make them better by getting buses out of the scheme and accounting for freight activity.
The European gas industry argues we should continue using natural gas infrastructure and vehicles because the European Union’s gas supply can be transformed to a fully renewable resource by 2050. Is this really possible?