European Parliament and Council reach agreement on alternative fuels for transport
26 Mar, 2014 Today, 26 March, the members states' representatives endorsed the informal compromise reached between the Council and the European Parliament last week (Thursday 20 March) on the directive concerning  Alternative fuels for clean transport. “This is a crucial step forward for the development of alternative fuels ..read more
EU launches emissions reduction target by 2030
23 Jan, 2014 A reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40% below the 1990 level, an EU-wide binding target for renewable energy of at least 27%, renewed ambitions for energy efficiency policies, a new governance system and a set of new indicators to ensure a competitive and secure energy system ..read more
EU Clean Air package supports clean air for EU citizens
19 Dec, 2013 As some Chinese news agencies are referring to military benefits of the recent high  smog levels in Shanghai, the EU Commission’s Clean Air Package presented on 18 December 2013 plans to keep EU citizens’ respiratory system healthy. Air quality is the number one environmental cause of premature death in the EU ..read more
The European Commission launches “urban mobility package”
19 Dec, 2013 The European Commission is stepping up its support to towns and cities in a new “urban mobility package” adopted on 17 December 2013 ..read more
First calls for projects under Horizon 2020
16 Dec, 2013 The European Commission has for the first time presented calls for projects under Horizon 2020, the European Union's €80 billion research and innovation programme ..read more
Transport Council reaches a general agreement on alternative fuels infrastructure
12 Dec, 2013 On 5 December 2013, the Transport Council reached an general approach on a proposal for a directive on alternative fuels infrastructure ..read more
FCH JU Call for Proposals 2013 Part II launched
03 Dec, 2013 The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) launched a new call for proposals on 28 November 2013, with a total budget of €23 million, under the “Joint Technology Initiatives” theme ..read more
EU Commission confirms €1.4billion for FCH JU till 2020
12 Jul, 2013 The EC announced this week (10 July) that it will invest  more than EUR 22 billion  over the next seven years in innovation for sectors that deliver high quality jobs ..read more
Fuel efficiency standards for cars could create up to 443,000 jobs, shows study
22 Mar, 2013 Robust fuel efficiency standards for cars could create up to 443,000 new jobs by 2030 and add €16 billion per year to Europe’s GDP, according to the first economic study on the impact of CO2 legislation on the auto-industry. Implementing the EU’s proposed 2020 auto-standard of 95 grams of CO2 per km (g/km) for automobiles and 147 g/km for vans - as a stand-alone measure - could result in 356,000 new jobs, says the report by Cambridge Econometrics and Ricardo-AEA ..read more
Research and Innovation Commissioner visits Van Hool hydrogen fuel cell bus
10 Jul, 2012 On 9 July 2012, the European Commission announced the final set of calls for proposals for research and innovation under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) ..read more