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

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Cyprus offshore hydrocarbon exploration blocks. The study is a part of of a larger report that will further take into account the changing dynamics of the regional and global gas markets, giving a comprehensive view of the implications for the long-term development of natural gas in Cyprus and other like nations. The interim report analyzed the economics of natural gas project development options in Cyprus with a focus on exports. CNG marine transport.

€10bn a year: the cost of keeping EU biofuel policy alive

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Biofuels cost cash-strapped EU member states €10bn in 2011-the same as the bailout of Cyprus-and a figure that is projected to get bigger as Europe increases its use of the fuel. Biofuels biofuel Transport & Environment A new report from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) reveals that increasing biofuel volumes from a current requirement for 5 per cent [.].

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EC Survey finds majority of Europeans willing to compromise on performance, size, range and price to reduce vehicle emissions; 53% say they use car as main mode of transport

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Cyprus, Luxembourg, Greece and France were the countries where the largest proportions of respondents were willing to compromise on a car’s speed, size and range, when making a purchase, in order to reduce emissions. Main modes of transport.

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

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Indexed European transport sector greenhouse gas emissions, 1990-2006. Other key messages of the report include: Freight transport continues to grow, with the largest increases occurring in the least energy efficient transport modes—road and air freight.

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EEA TERM Report Finds Efficiency Gains of Clean Vehicle Technology Being Offset By Ongoing Increases in Travel

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None of the EEA scenarios considered delivered the targeted reduction in transport GHG emissions. Based on analysis of long-term trends, a new European Environment Agency (EEA) report calls for a clear vision defining Europe’s transport system by 2050 and consistent policies to achieve it. On its tenth anniversary, the EEA’s TERM report presents an overview of transport’s impact on the environment, built on an analysis of 40 policy-relevant indicators.

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Emissions of Air Pollutants down in EU-27

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The European Community’s air pollutant emission inventory report released by the European Environment Agency finds that in 2007, sulphur oxides (SO x ) emissions were down by 72 % from 1990 levels. Other findings of the report include: The road transport sector remains a major source of air pollution in the EU-27. Ammonia is a particularly important pollutant with respect to Europe’s environment, responsible for eutrophication and acidification of ecosystems.

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EEA report suggests road charges for heavy-duty goods vehicles should reflect varied health effects of pollution in different countries

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A new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) suggests that new road charges for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs or lorries) should reflect the varied health effects of traffic pollution in different European countries. The revenue from such schemes should be invested in sustainable transport, the Directive states. European economies rely on transporting goods long distances. This cost is especially high for those living close to Europe’s major transport routes.

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