European Commission Concludes Palm Oil Is Environmentally Damaging

The European Commission has concluded palm oil is environmentally damaging and results in excessive deforestation. The decision means it is likely to be removed from transport biofuels as it will not contribute to EU renewable transport targets for national governments. The cultivation of palm oil primarily takes place in Indonesia …

EU Gets Heavy-Duty on Emissions from Trucks

The European Union has agreed to reduce emissions from new trucks by 30% by 2030. The European Parliament and the Council, which represents the 28 member states, reached a provisional agreement which ensures between 2025 and 2029, new trucks will emit 15% less CO2 on average compared to 2019 emission …

Time-Saving Supersonic Airplanes Could Be a Disaster for the Environment

At least three companies are hoping to bring supersonic airplanes back into the skies, but environmental groups worry their return could mean a big increase in greenhouse gasses from aviation. The issue is expected to come to the fore next week as international regulators meet in Canada beginning Monday to …

UK Government to Ban New Petrol and Diesel Cars and Vans from 2040

The government will today set out a vision for removing the internal combustion engine from Britain’s roads by setting a 2040 date for banning the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans. The long-awaited Air Quality Plan will be published today and will feature a commitment to end …

Government Urged to Back EU Sharing Cities Electric Vehicle Project

A cross-party group of politicians has called on the government to throw its weight behind an EU-wide working group aimed at accelerating the uptake of clean, low carbon technologies across European cities. In an open letter published in the Sunday Telegraph yesterday 15 MPs, Peers, and MEPs highlighted the environmental …

Reports: India Targets 100 Per Cent EVs by 2030

The Indian government is working on an innovative clean transport scheme that would see people given electric cars with no upfront payment, according to comments from the Power Minister Piyush Goyal reported in the Economic Times. Speaking at an event in Delhi late last week, Goyal said India has ambitions …