Volkswagen and Greece to create model island for climate-neutral mobility

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The Volkswagen Group and Greece have agreed to establish a mobility system on the Mediterranean island of Astypalea. In the long run, Astypalea will strive to become a model island for climate-neutral mobility.

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ACEA study finds 100-fold increase in zero-emission trucks needed in EU fleet in 10 years to meet goals

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Diesel-powered light commercial vehicles are dominant in all EU countries except for Greece. The oldest buses can be found in Greece (19.9 Climate Change Electric (Battery) Emissions Europe Fuel Cells Hydrogen Policy Regulations


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EC approves second major battery innovation project; €2.9B (US$3.5B) from 12 member states

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The project, called “European Battery Innovation” (EuBatIn) was jointly prepared and notified by Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden.

Global CO2 emissions stalled for the third year in a row

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Within the EU28 the trends vary between countries with decreases of 6% for the UK and Bulgaria and of 3% for Greece and Spain, while increases of 5% in Ireland and Denmark and of 4% in Sweden and Finland occurred. Climate Change EmissionsThe annual assessment of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the JRC and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) confirms that CO 2 emissions have stalled for the third year in a row.

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EEA report finds more action needed to protect Europe’s most vulnerable citizens from air pollution, noise and extreme temperatures

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Eastern European regions (including Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria) and regions in southern Europe (including Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece), where incomes and education are lower and unemployment rates higher than European averages, were more exposed to air pollutants including particulate matter (PM) and ground level ozone (O 3 ). Climate change adaptation helps to prepare for increasingly frequent and extreme heatwaves.

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JRC Report Concludes Extreme Weather Wont Affect Average Levels of European Crop Output for 2010; Yields Up, Although Acreage Down; Heat and Drought Have Huge Impact on Russia

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Meanwhile, both spring and early summer brought a severe shortage of rain to Belgium, the Czech Republic, northern Germany, Greece, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, eastern Poland and the UK. Tags: Climate Change Europe The European Commission says cereal production in 2010 will be close to the average recorded since 2005.

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SGH2 building largest green hydrogen production facility in California; gasification of waste into H2

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It not only solves our air quality and climate challenges by producing pollution-free hydrogen. SGH2 is in negotiations to launch similar projects in France, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Greece, Japan, South Korea, Poland, Turkey, Russia, China, Brazil, Malaysia and Australia.

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Frost Sullivan Projects That About 80% of European Vehicle Sales Will Be in the 150 g/km CO2 Band by 2015; EVs as a Strategy of Premium Automakers

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The countries covered in this research service are Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Tags: Climate Change Emissions Europe Fuel Efficiency Market Background Policy

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Ford Car Buying Trends 2015 shows increasing demand for semi-autonomous driving technologies in Europe

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SYNC 2 can enable drivers to talk to their car using simple, conversational language to operate phone, entertainment, climate and navigation systems, even bringing up a list of local restaurants by saying: “I’m hungry”. In Greece that rose to 97%, and in Ireland to 96%, followed by Poland (95%). For the same cars, 5-door versions were most likely to find a home in Greece (96%), Spain (87%) and Britain (83%); while 4-door versions were most popular in Turkey (87%).

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European Researchers Launch Mega Campaign to Assess Urban Air Pollution

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Université de Patras, Greece. The campaign is being carried out as part of the EU-funded MEGAPOLI (Megacities: emissions, urban, regional and global atmospheric pollution and climate effects, and integrated tools for assessment and mitigation) project. million) in funding, MEGAPOLI is supported under the Environment (including climate change) Theme of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). Particulate pollution also impacts the climate on global and regional fronts.

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DNV and PSE develop concept for on-ship chemical CO2 capture; capable of reducing ship CO2 emissions by up to 65%

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Nikolaos Kakalis, Head of DNV Research & Innovation Greece. The UK government has included maritime emissions in the reduction targets set by the Climate Change Bill, and the International Maritime Organisation is expected to drive a reduction in emissions from international shipping. Det Norske Veritas (DNV), a leading classification society, and Process Systems Enterprise Ltd.

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EEA Report: Trends in European Transport Are Heading in the Wrong Direction

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EEA member countries include: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom. Tags: Climate Change Emissions Europe Market Background Policy Indexed European transport sector greenhouse gas emissions, 1990-2006.

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Researchers show oil palm plantation expansion a significant source of CO2; projected to contribute more than all of Canada’s current fossil fuel emissions by 2020

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The study, published as an open access paper in the journal Nature Climate Change , shows that deforestation for the development of oil palm plantations in Indonesian Borneo is becoming a globally significant source of carbon dioxide emissions. The total allocated leases spanned about 120,000 square kilometers, an area slightly smaller than Greece. Nature Climate Change doi: 10.1038/nclimate1702. Oil palm supplies more than 30% of world vegetable oil production.

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Europe Expands Virtual Borders To Thwart Migrants

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The popularity of other routes, such as to Italy’s Lampedusa Island, 140 km from Tunis, and to Greece, some of whose islands are within sight of Turkish beaches, grew.

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EEA: Higher EU greenhouse gas emissions in 2010 due to economic recovery and cold winter

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Among the greenhouse gases reported to the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC), carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) accounted for the largest increase in emissions in 2010. Spain, Greece and Portugal again reported lower GHG emissions in 2010. The report is the annual submission of the greenhouse gas inventory of the European Union to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and under the Kyoto Protocol.

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Canoo Pickup, Kia EV6, Honda and Mini EV Plans: EV Week in Review – Mar 9-15

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Austria, Belgium, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg and Malta also signed up. Another crazy week in the world of EVs, with lots of announcements on the automaker and battery front.

MIT study cautions smaller nations on rushing to develop their natural gas resources; Cyprus as model

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MIT and CyI researchers have been working together on initiatives of importance to the Mediterranean island nation and the region with the focus on water, energy, and climate change. Two submarine pipelines are under consideration: one to Greece and one to Turkey (although the latter might prove more of an issue geopolitically than technically, according to the report). Cyprus offshore hydrocarbon exploration blocks. Paltsev et al. Click to enlarge.

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DNV GL paper suggests near-term success for LNG in shipping; alternative fuel mix to diversify over time

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LNG as fuel eliminates SO x emissions, significantly reduces NO x and particulate matter, and also reduces GHG emissions—although not to the levels that would be required for addressing climate change. For example, the availability of land to grow biofuels is a significant barrier to its widespread use, with an area the size of Greece required to produce 50 million tonnes of biodiesel. Well-to-Propeller GHG emissions results for marine alternative fuels. Source: DNV GL.

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