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Europe’s Carmakers Seek Delay In EU’s Costly CO2 Rules

The European auto industry has asked the European Union (EU) to delay the implementation of its CO2 emissions rules because the impact of the coronavirus is causing short-term mayhem in the industry. The rules start this year, get harsher in…

COVID-19 Pandemic Throws EU Climate Plans Into Disarray

Much remains uncertain as the coronavirus ravages economies. But what seems clear is that any assumptions made about transitioning to the green economy have now been rendered obsolete. […] The EU’s Green Deal, with its target to completely decarbonize by 2050 proposed…

Eleven Million Jobs At Risk From EU Green Deal, Unions Warn

The European Green Deal risks deepening economic and social divisions between east and western EU countries, trade unions say, warning the 27-member bloc risks imploding before it reaches its 2050 climate neutrality goal. Trade unions have stepped up warnings that…

EU Official Exploits COVID-19 To Push Awful Climate Regs

We’ve been just waiting for the panic over coronavirus to somehow end up involving global warming. The Guardian finally delivered, courtesy of the ridiculous bureaucrats at the European Union. Here’s the March 4 headline: “Focus on coronavirus shows need for…

Coronavirus Could Slow Efforts to Cut Airlines’ Greenhouse Gas Emissions – The New York Times

The coronavirus outbreak is pushing the world’s airlines toward financial crisis — and that is starting to complicate efforts to tame airlines’ greenhouse gas emissions, which had been growing rapidly in recent years. Even though, in the short term, airlines…

EU Unveils ‘Net-Zero By 2050’ Law, Greta Calls It ‘Surrender’

The European Commission unveiled a “climate law” on Wednesday to make the EU’s 2050 net-zero emissions target legally binding, but Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and NGOs [nongovernmental organizations] said more urgent action was needed to beat the climate crisis. The…

Car sharing innovation and impact: Comparing European cities

(Politecnico di Torino) While waiting for the publication of the toolkit for local decision-makers, expected by the summer, some European case studies analyzed in the STARS project are presented in Bremen