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Monitoring requirement on truck´s fuel consumption and CO2 emissions

29/1/2018

The envirionmental committee of the European Parliament approves a draft legislation on monitoring and reporting rules for fuel consumption and CO2 emissions from trucks and buses. The aim is to make these data from more available based on the Vecto model. Read more. The Commission is expected to present draft legislation setting CO2 emission standards for […]

Source: Conlogic

One out of ten ships don´t comply with the Sulphur emission directive

13/11/2017

Results from distant optical measurements carried out by Chalmers on ships in Swedish and Danish waters some 90% of all ships fulfill the more stringent Sulphur directive from 2015. The directive means that the Sulphur content in fuels must not exceed 0.1 weight percentage or Sulphur oxide emissions to corresponding level through after treatment of Sulphur […]

Source: Chalmers

Report summary – Biofuels impact on food supply

3/10/2017

The Biofuel Directive, launched in 2003 by the EU enables production of ethanol through fermentation of grains and sugars, and biodiesel through transesterification of vegetable oils. Biofuels is an important part of the EU aim of de-carbonizing transport. Concerns has however been raised that usage of food commodities for energy could increase food prices and […]

Source: Transport & Environment

Legal requirements update

4/9/2017

Swedish legal requirement and routines has been updated. Updates is shown in the change log.

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CO2-emissions reduction scheme for EU shipping is launched

8/8/2017

The European Maritime Safety Agency announced the launch of the monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) system that aims to support CO2 reduction within EU shipping operation. THETIS-MRV goes live on August 7 and is the first of several steps to reduce greenhouse gases from the maritime sector. The system enables operators calling EU ports to […]

Source: EMSA

Fossil free transport through electrification and renewable fuels

15/6/2017

Electrified transport with complementary use of renewable fuels where electrification is impossible was previously considered unrealistic. Such a 100 percent renewable transport scenario is however appearing as increasingly realistic. A substantial electrification and use of biofuels for remaining transport in clean combustion engines with no air pollutants will in addition shift the environmental and climate […]

Source: Conlogic

Trend outlook – Electric driven heavy duty trucks

6/2/2017

The electrification of cars is seen by many as a large and important part of the solution to make the transport system more sustainable from a climate impact perspective. The most commonly expected solution is electric cars with batteries charged at specific charging stations. Since the driving distance of cars in general is short and […]

Source: Conlogic

UN historic agreement to phase out HFC reduces emissions of climate gases

15/10/2016

The 15th of October in Kigali some 200 countries decided on an amendment to the Montreal Protocol to phase out the use of potent warming greenhouse gases used as cooling medium in fridges and air conditioning. The measure has been described as the single most important step that the world can take to limit global […]

Source: Climate change news

Germany wants to ban combustion engines in cars

9/10/2016

The German Federal Council, being the top legislature in Germany, representing the 16 “bundesländer” decided in a referendum on a resolution banning the combustion engine by 2030. The decision does not have any direct and practical implication as vehicle type approvals are carried out by the EU. The German intentions may however influence EU legislation […]

Source: Der Spiegel

The climate agreement in Paris is insufficient

30/6/2016

According to a new study, the present target of a maximum increase of the temperature of 2 degrees celcius will not be feasible with present national targets. According to the study the temperature is more likely to increase to 2.6 to 3.1 degrees. Read more

Source: Klimataktuellt

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