Climate change

2030 CO2 emission targets in transport demand 30% reduction of fossil fuels use

To achieve the 2030 CO2 emission reduction targets that are in line with the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR), fossil energy use in transport will have to be capped to a level of maximum 9 thousand PJ, nearly 30% lower than the 2017 amount of 12,7 thousand PJ. The current targets …

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Expert support on Advanced Biofuels

For: DG Energy of European Commission [Jan – Dec 2019] In this support contract to DG Energy of the European Commission studio Gear Up provided support services during the 2nd EU-India Conference on Advanced Biofuels, held in New Delhi, March 2019. In another project under this contract studio Gear Up …

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Expert advisor to the Alternative and Renewable Transport Fuels Forum

For: European Commission [Jan 2019 – now] The Alternative and Renewable Transport Fuels Forum (ART Fuels Forum) is a forum initiated by DG Energy and DG MOVE of the European Commission in which european production industry, transport end user industry and other stakeholders explore policy and market issues impacting the …

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European Green Deal: don’t overlook liquids!

[Blog for Friends of Europe] To bring down greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – in the context of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement to keep the world’s temperature rise well below 2°C and preferably below 1.5°C – the share of renewable energy in the power and the transport sector needs to …

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EU is challenged to curb its rising energy consumption

Eurostat just published a news release that in 2017 energy consumption in the EU, again, has increased 1% compared to the year before. For three years in a row now energy consumption in EU28 is increasing. This makes it more difficult to achieve the energy efficiency improvement target. In 2020 …

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Verkoop nieuwe personenauto’s en de klimaatopdracht

Nederlandse wagenpark blijft groeien Sinds 2000 zijn er 32% meer auto’s op de weg gekomen. Gemiddeld genomen zijn deze 17% zwaarder geworden. De gewichtstoename komt deels door EU-eisen ten aanzien van veiligheid en deels door meer zware auto’s op de weg. Gekeken vanuit ambities van een circulaire economie met beperken grondstofgebruik betekent deze …

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Carbon footprint bio-LNG

For: Rolande BV [Jun – Oct 2018] For Rolande BV, studio Gear Up developed an Excel calculation tool to determine the well-to-wheel carbon intensity of i) bio-LNG from different feedstock origins and different production sites, and ii) variable mixtures of LNG and bio-LNG. The tool will help Rolande and its …

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Nederland zeker nog geen koploper op klimaatgebied

Fractievoorzitters Buma en Dijkhoff kunnen rustig gaan slapen door Eric van den Heuvel, Loes Knotter Tijdens de algemene beschouwingen maakten fractievoorzitters Buma (CDA) en Dijkhoff (VVD) zich zorgen dat Nederland met haar plannen voor sterke CO2-reductie in 2030 te ver voor de troepen uit loopt. Ze hoeven zich geen zorgen …

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