3E Intelligence

Archives for green transport

I am absolutely not impressed by the CO2 policy for cars proposal presented by the European Commission and I do not think it shows European climate change leadership at all. First, for all the heavy lobbying and media attention surrounding this issue, today’s Commission proposal to oblige car manufacturers to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

In a joint press conference on 10 October, EU Commission Vice-President Verheugen and research commissioner Potocnik presented two new initiatives to accelerate research and development of hydrogen cars. A uniform EU-wide market approval system and a new public-private partnership (the “Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Technology Initiative“) with a financial EU contribution of 470 million… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

Swedish truck and bus manufacturer Volvo presented no less than 7 biomass-driven (“CO2-free”) trucks during the 2007 European Transport Forum in Brussels yesterday. With its high-level campaign the company wants to demonstrate that it can provide the car engine technologies needed for the alternative fuels to take off. Although there is a lot of vocal support… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

Are hybrid cars fueled by electricity the future? Yes, according to a new study published in the US by the Electric Power Research Institute and the Natural Resources Defense Council which examined the greenhouse gas emissions and air quality impacts of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV). Read also the good Technology Primer on plug-in hyrbid electric… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer