Entries by Ian Skinner

SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY VISION FOR 2050

TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY SECTOR BY 2050 Europe’s cities are often congested, polluted and noisy places to be, largely due to high levels of road traffic. Inter-urban roads are also increasingly congested with the result that pollution and noise from road transport is becoming increasingly widespread in rural areas, which also adversely affects farmland, conservation […]

MODAL SHIFT FOR CLEANER TRANSPORT

THE FUTURE OF EU MODAL SHIFT POLICY In order to improve the environmental performance of transport, it is necessary to take a range of actions. The performance of vehicles and fuels needs to be improved, while the most appropriate mode of transport should be used for every journey. This means that more journeys should be […]

INFORMING CONSUMERS OF CARS’ FUEL CONSUMPTION

PROVIDING INFORMATION ON THE FUEL ECONOMY AND CO2 EMISSIONS OF CARS IN THE UK The fuel economy of cars is improving and certain measures are important in helping consumers make the right decisions about choosing their next car. Since 2001, a fuel economy label has to be placed on, or near new cars in car […]

MEASURES TO FACILITATE AND ENCOURAGE CYCLING

CYCLING IN CITIES: DEVELOPING GUIDANCE FOR LOCAL AUTHORITIES Cycling is one of the cleanest and most efficient forms of transport. Recently the European Commission (DG MOVE) commissioned a study to produce guidelines to help promote cycling in the EU. TEPR is delighted to be working alongside FGM-AMOR with Ricardo Energy & Environment in developing these guidelines, […]

TRANSPORT AND AIR QUALITY

REDUCING AIR POLLUTION FROM TRANSPORT – TIME TO CLEAR THE AIR! With the UK’s Government’s new Clean Air Strategy expected soon, the Campaign for Better Transport has published a new report on reducing air pollution from transport. The report, co-authored by TEPR’s Ian Skinner, makes recommendations for national and local action.

GREEN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT FOR TRANSPORT

NEW GUIDELINES TO HELP PUBLIC AUTHORITIES BUY GREEN VEHICLES Public authorities within Europe can make a significant contribution to improving resource efficiency and to the low carbon economy by purchasing more environmentally friendly goods and services. This is known as Green Public Procurement (GPP) or green purchasing. 

TOWARDS LOW AND ZERO EMISSION VEHICLES IN EUROPE

CLEAN VEHICLES AND A LOW CARBON ECONOMY Now that the international climate change talks have finished, with some issues relating to the implementation of the Paris Agreement having been resolved, policy attention turns back to the EU level. On 8th November 2017, the European Commission published its ‘Clean Mobility’ package, which contained important proposals that […]

TRANSPORT AND CLIMATE CHANGE

DECARBONISATION OF EU TRANSPORT The next edition of the annual United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference takes place in Bonn, Germany from 6th – 17th November. The Government of Fiji is presiding over the meeting (known as COP23) where countries come together to continue their efforts to combat climate change and to adapt […]