Tag: climate action

Oct 8, 2018 - 05:43 pm

EU Commission to invest €700M in greener transport

The European Commission has proposed to invest 695.1 million euros in 49 projects aiming to develop a more sustainable transport infrastructure in Europe. Funding includes all transport modes, from airports and ports to rail and roads, here with a nod to electric cars.

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Oct 8, 2018 - 01:59 pm

Meet this solar Polar Explorer made from recycled plastic

A Dutch couple managed to combine two great ideas in one. Not only did they want to go to the South Pole, they also built their own polar explorer, a solar-powered vehicle constructed mostly from recycled plastic that is formed by a 3D printer. Clearly, they are on a world-changing mission.

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Oct 4, 2018 - 09:54 pm

EU lawmakers push for stricter CO2 regulation

A majority of EU Parliamentarians backed a more ambitious target to cut CO2 emissions from cars and vans. MEPs voted for a 40 percent target by 2030, thus setting the stage for tough negotiations with national governments and introducing an EV sales quota through the backdoor.

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Jun 2, 2018 - 02:01 pm

Brussels bans diesel from 2030

The government of Brussels has agreed to a plan by the Minister of the Environment, Céline Fremault, to introduce a diesel ban in Belgium’s capital from 2030. The government also considers measures against petrol cars and is in favour of electric options.

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May 7, 2018 - 05:12 pm

Norway: Electric catamaran Future of Fjords launch

The all-electric catamaran called the Future of Fjords has been launched just as planned. Its carbon fibre hull has space for 400 passengers and the electric ferry will sail between Norway’s UNESCO heritage sites and opportunity charge at sea.

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Apr 16, 2018 - 04:22 pm

Australia: ACT launches new EV action plan

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is Australia’s federal district that contains the capital Canberra. ACT now decided to well, act, on driving growth for electric vehicles with a new action plan running throughout 2021.

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Apr 4, 2018 - 05:42 pm

Hawaii to electrify its transport with renewables

The three largest utilities of Haiwaii have released their strategic roadmap that shall lead to transport becoming electric and charged with renewable energy from 2045. The aim is to make the world’s most remote islands independent from fossil fuel imports.

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Apr 4, 2018 - 04:25 pm

Electric boats to clean up China’s waterways

Germany’s Torqueedo has received a large order from China, where the mega manufacturing hub Suzhou struggles to clean up its act. 177 workboats powered by Torqueedo’s all-electric drive are to be deployed on the region’s many waterways to scoop up debris.

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Mar 14, 2018 - 07:44 pm

Arnold Schwarzenegger to sue Big Oil for murder

First degree murder he cries, the former action star turned governor turned climate hero Arnold Schwarzenegger. To put his money where his mouth is he wants to file a lawsuit against petrochemical corporations in the style of past class action lawsuits against tobacco firms.

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Jan 16, 2018 - 03:30 pm

France funds U.S. climate scientists

French president Macron puts the money where his mouth is as he pledges to grant millions to U.S. scientists working on climate change. Such foreign aid had become vital since Trump is in open denial and wants to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.

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Jan 7, 2018 - 06:29 pm

ICE ban in California comes 2040

The Golden State has set its course on climate action and the latest proposal requests to put a halt on all sales of gas guzzlers from 2040 onwards. Chances are for the zero-emission legislation to be passed into law.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2018/10/08/eu-commission-to-invest-e700m-in-greener-transport/
08.10.2018 17:49