Transport & Environment (T&E)

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MEPs Sign Off On Climate Targets For Heavy-Duty Vehicles

The law, agreed with governments, will provide investment certainty for truckmakers to go zero emissions. The European Parliament today approved a law that will require almost all new trucks sold in 2040 to be zero-emission. Green group Transport & Environment (T&E) said the law — agreed in negotiations between MEPs … [continued]

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Flixtrain, Trainline, T&E Call For Reduced Rail Tolls To Help Make Train Travel More Accessible

T&E and a coalition of rail operators and ticket vendors call upon EU Member States to reduce rail tolls on night trains, cross-border trains and some passenger trains Travelling by rail instead of flying can decrease emissions by up to -97% on specific routes. Reducing flying and car use is … [continued]

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1 In 4 EVs Sold In Europe This Year Will Be Made In China

Analysis In the short run, tariffs can help EU carmakers — but they need to ramp up electrification to survive. Almost a fifth (19.5%) of electric vehicles sold in Europe last year were made in China and this is on track to reach a quarter (25%) in 2024, according to new … [continued]

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From Farm to Fuel: Inside Eni’s African Biofuels Gamble

An in-depth look behind the scenes of Eni’s new green strategy: developing new agricultural production channels from scratch in six African countries to supply its refineries and the emerging “green” aviation market. All against the backdrop of the Meloni government’s new influence strategy in Africa, the Mattei Plan, which gives … [continued]

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Uncovered: Italian Oil Giant’s African Biofuels Gamble Falls Short

Investigation into Eni’s projects in Kenya and the Republic of the Congo shows company is failing to produce “miracle” drought-resistant biofuels crops at scale. Italian oil giant Eni is failing to deliver on its promise to produce thousands of tonnes of biofuel crops¹, a new investigation shows. The investigation by … [continued]

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Carmakers Failing to Deliver Affordable Electric Cars, Holding Back EV Adoption — Analysis

Just 17% of electric cars sold in Europe are compact vehicles in the cheaper B segment, compared to 37% of new combustion engines, new analysis finds. Carmakers are slowing EV adoption by prioritising sales of larger, more expensive electric cars, according to Transport & Environment (T&E), which conducted the research. Only 40 fully electric models were launched in the compact segments (A and B) between 2018 and 2023 compared to 66 large and luxury models (D and E), according to the report.