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IEA plots path to halving fuel used for road transport in under 40 years

IEA plots path to halving fuel used for road transport in under 40 years | The Great Transition | Scoop.it

Two reports released on Wednesday by the International Energy Agency (IEA) show how the right policies and technologies could improve the fuel efficiency of road vehicles by 50% by the middle of the century, saving as much as four-fifths of current annual global oil consumption.

 

Interesting report from the IEA again but are governments still listening to its policy recommendations? Just consider how its ideas on fighting climate change have been neglected up to now.

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CO2 targets fuel auto industry divisions | EurActiv

CO2 targets fuel auto industry divisions | EurActiv | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
Meeting in Brussels on Friday (2 December), car manufacturers failed to agree a common position towards EU proposals that would cap automobile CO2 emissions at 95 grammes per kilometer (g/km) by 2020.

 

Good EurActiv article on the internal struggle in the European automotive industry on future carbon targets for new cars.

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Q+A-How does the EU plan to reform energy tax? | Reuters

Progress on transport fuel tax changes to encourage energy efficiency and the use of greener sources is a priority of the Danish European Union presidency, which will be leading the bloc's discussions for the first half of this year.

 

Good Reuters article on the state-of-play of EU plans for changes in fuel taxation.

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