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14 Sep 2015

 

Towards an EIB Climate Strategy 

 

Following the public consultation launched in January 2015, the Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank (EIB) is set to adopt the Bank's Climate Strategy on the 22nd September

 

Being an Institution of the European Union under the Lisbon Treaty, the European Investment Bank is in line with the EU 2050 Energy Roadmap and with the EU 2050 Low Carbon Ec...

29 Jun 2015

H2IT launches its works to provide Italy with a National Plan for Hydrogen Refueling Infrastructure, as required by directive 2014/94/EU

 

 

“We know that technology based on the use of highly polluting fossil fuels – especially coal, but also oil and, to a lesser degree, gas – needs to be progressively replaced without delay. Until greater progress is made in developing widely accessible sources of...

11 May 2015

 

Sustainable transport: biofuels can't be the only answer

 

European Union Member States have to transpose into national law by 2017 a new directive setting a 7% cap on first-generation biofuels in the transport sector, paving the way for a strong role for other green fuels such as electricity and hydrogen

 

One of the provisions of the Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/EC) requires all Member...

24 Apr 2015

 

A GoO scheme for green hydrogen?

 

The CertifHy project kicks off laying the ground for a pan-European scheme that will enhance the use of hydrogen produced from renewable energy sources for transport applications

 

Any public policy needs measuring tools that allow checking in real time what, how and when a given fact happens. In the electricity sector, without specific measurement tools it would no...

12 Apr 2015

Energy security and climate change: Italy relies too heavily on imported fossil fuels 

 

Italy is the only major EU country presenting an energy import rate higher than 75%

 

The latest data released by Unione Petrolifera, Italy’s oil lobby, show that with 157.4 million tons, oil ranked by far as the main energy source in 2014, accounting for 35.2% of final energy demand. According to UP, 90% of oil s...

2 Apr 2015

After the self-driving car, the do-it-yourself car?

 

Google is reportedly about to buy out Italian-Chinese startup OSVehicle, in a move that could shake up the automotive industry*

 

“This is a momentous day for me, for my sister Yuki and for all of the OSVehicle family. This afternoon, we announced that we will be acquired by Google”.

 

With these words, Tin Hang Liu, co-founder and current CEO of Ita...

26 Mar 2015

 

In response to the challenge of global climate change, a European commitment and local solutions

 

We publish the full text of the Statement signed today by the Mayors of 26 major EU cities, gathering in Paris ahead of the December Climate Change Summit (COP 21)

 

If climate change is global, solutions are first and foremost local. Because large cities are at the crossroads of these two levels, they...

17 Mar 2015

#keepitintheground

Ahead of the December Climate summit in Paris, the Guardian newspaper launches a global campaign to raise awareness on the need to divest from fossil fuel assets

 

The Keep it in the Ground campaign asks the Wellcome Trust and Gates Foundation to divest their endowments from fossil fuels. More than 70,000 signatures have been received the day following the campaign launch.

 

Accordin...

6 Mar 2015

The potential of hydrogen

 

We publish the English version of our interview to e7 magazine, 25 February 2015

Ivonne Carpinelli

 

Toyota, Honda and Nissan are joining forces to promote and accelerate the rollout of hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in Japan. This demonstrates Japan’s determination to have a strong say in the sustainable mobility market, also in view of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Yet the...

2 Feb 2015

Hydrogen Mobility in Europe and in the Rest of the World

Cinque International publishes a policy brief on the development perspectives of hydrogen transport, which appears to be closer in time than many believe

 

 

What you see above are two of the five Daimler buses that have been circulating in Bolzano, Italy, since November 2013. They are regularly being used by the local transportation company alo...

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February 2, 2015

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