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This comment by Jos Dings, director of Transport & Environment, was first published by EurActiv Clearly something has gone wrong with Europe’s attempts to stimulate cleaner forms of energy in transport. Over the last few months two key laws, initiated eight years ago with Commission proposals, and with a 2020 time horizon, were finally adopted.… » read more

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Carlos Calvo Ambel, policy analyst at Transport & Environment The pilot plan of Spain’s Ministry of Transport would encourage trucks to use the tolled highways. However, subsidising tolling companies that own the privatised roads in order to give trucks cheaper toll tariffs is an expensive and inefficient way of achieving a laudable objective: safer and… » read more

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by Bill Hemmings, aviation manager at Transport & Environment As the crowds admire all the new aircraft and high-tech displays at Paris Bourget this week, it’s important to remember that the aviation sector faces a serious and growing challenge if it is to adequately rise to the climate change challenge. International aviation emissions have grown… » read more

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by Jos Dings, director of Transport & Environment April 2015 will enter history as the month in which the EU reversed course on its energy policies in transport. It adopted its long-mooted reform of biofuels policy – especially regarding indirect land-use change (ILUC). The practical implications in the next years may not be so big.… » read more

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