Germany to halt environmental bonus for EVs directly (update)

December 19, 2023

The German government announced a direct halt of the environmental bonus in 2024 after it had to compromise its budget for the coming years.This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Denmark also introduces environmental aviation tax

December 18, 2023

Denmark will impose a tax on air travel starting in 2025. By 2030, the flight tax should be at cruising speed and will amount to an average This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

SUVs bound to pay triple parking fees in Paris

December 11, 2023

The Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, has imposed an excess tariff for heavy cars parking within the city’s boundaries. If her proposition, thThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Antwerp and Brussels LEZs improve air quality significantly

December 08, 2023

Since the Brussels Capital Region introduced a low-emission zone (LEZ) in 2018, there has been a 30% reduction in nitrogen dioxide along BruThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

German LaneCharge inductive charging project proves successful

December 08, 2023

The four-year-old German LaneCharge project on inductive charging, has presented the results of its practical tests of this ‘pioneering induThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

BMW Belux renovates its Bornem headquarters

December 08, 2023

BMW Group Belux, the BMW, Mini, and BMW Motorrad importer in Belgium and Luxembourg, is investing almost €30 million in the complete renovThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Fluxys makes CO2 transport and storage deal with Germany

December 07, 2023

The Belgian gas system operator Fluxys has decided to partner with two German companies to develop cross-border  CO2 pipelines to transportThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

COP28: von der Leyen calls for global carbon tax

December 04, 2023

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen called for a global carbon tax during an event on carbon markets at the UN Climate SummitThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Hyundai Motor Group presents new wheel drive system

December 01, 2023

Hyundai and Kia have presented a new wheel drive system called the Universal Wheel Drive System (‘Uni Wheel’ for short), designed for taxis,This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

MIVB/STIB gets a little greener with purchase of 36 e-busses

November 30, 2023

Brussels public transport operator MIVB/STIB has ordered 36 electric buses from German manufacturer Daimler Buses. The order is part of a frThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Virgin Atlantic operates first trans-Atlantic flight on SAF

November 29, 2023

On Tuesday morning, November 28th, the first trans-Atlantic flight by an airliner powered by 100% green fuel took off. Virgin Atlantic operaThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Port of Antwerp-Bruges pioneers electric truck charging hubs

November 24, 2023

The Port of Antwerp-Bruges has chosen Milence, the joint venture between Daimler Truck, Volvo Group, and the Traton Group, to develop two chThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Toward 50 km/h on the Paris Ring Road

November 23, 2023

The speed limit on the Paris Ring Road will drop from 70 to 50 km/hour. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo announced this during the presentation of tThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Eneco plans green hydrogen giga-factory in Rotterdam

November 21, 2023

The Dutch energy provider Eneco has applied for a permit to construct a large-scale green hydrogen plant in the port of Rotterdam (the NetheThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Protest march against expansion of Brussels Airport

November 13, 2023

Nearly 600 people participated in a protest march in Zaventem on Sunday against the expansion of Brussels Airport. The participants also demThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

BMW starts Mini production in Germany

November 13, 2023

BMW started the series production of the new Mini Countryman and its all-electric offshoot in Leipzig. It is the first time a Mini model is This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

‘Peak hour rights’ as an alternative to road toll

November 10, 2023

As a convinced defender of road tolls to fight traffic congestion (and pollution), Stef Proost now suggests ‘peak hour rights” to cure the sThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

MP vote on Euro 7 makes everybody unhappy

November 10, 2023

The members of the European Parliament have voted on the proposed Euro 7 emission standards as foreseen. The original proposal had been wateThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Belgium joins consortium to develop Small Modular Reactors

November 09, 2023

Belgium will join an international consortium to develop Small Modular Reactors (SMR), the small nuclear power stations of the future. On WeThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

De Lijn orders another 44 articulated e-buses from Iveco

November 08, 2023

Flemish public transport company De Lijn will order 44 articulated electric buses from Italian bus manufacturer Iveco. The delivery of the 1This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Germany doubts phasing out coal power stations by 2030

November 02, 2023

The German Finance Minister, Christian Lindner (FDP), doubts that Germany can stop generating energy from coal by 2030. However, the early pThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

‘Belgian ministers traveled the world 66 times by plane’

October 26, 2023

The ministerial cabinets of the federal government and the various federated entities have already traveled around the world 66 times since This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Shell opens its largest EU solar park to date in Terneuzen

October 25, 2023

Last Tuesday, British multinational oil and gas company Shell opened its largest solar farm in Europe in Terneuzen (Zeeland, the NetherlandsThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Fluxys explores feasibility of underground hydrogen storage

October 24, 2023

On Monday, energy infrastructure group Fluxys Belgium launched its pilot project ‘BE-HyStore’ in Loenhout (Belgium). The project is intendedThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Belgian LEZ success story, France to install more

October 23, 2023

Low-emission zones (LEZ), which prohibit access to certain major cities for heavily polluting vehicles, have been successfully introduced inThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Rotterdam Porthos CO2-capturing starts construction in 2024

October 19, 2023

Porthos, the Rotterdam carbon-dioxide-capturing project given the green light in August, has entered a new phase. The final investment decisThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

IEA: ‘Belgians pay world’s highest grid network rates’

October 18, 2023

Belgian consumers pay the world’s highest transmission and distribution network rates on electricity bills. This conclusion comes from the lThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

COP28: EU to defend eliminating fossil fuels well before 2050

October 17, 2023

The European Union will defend eliminating fossil fuels well before 2050 at the November COP28 climate summit in Dubai. This is rated in theThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Out! Stockholm bans gasoline and diesel cars as of 2025

October 12, 2023

It all started with one street three years ago. But by 2025, the low-emission zone in Stockholm that will ban all vehicles on gasoline and dThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Brussels and Paris want revision of EU exhaust standards

October 10, 2023

Nearly 10 major European cities, including Paris, Brussels, and Rome, have petitioned the European Parliament, demanding stricter standards This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Port of Antwerp-Bruges has first all-electric trucks

October 09, 2023

In the Antwerp port area, logistics company Wijngaard Natie is now driving around with four fully electric trucks, produced by Volvo Trucks.This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Brussels sends too-noisy cars and bikes to inspection

October 06, 2023

If it were up to Brussels Mobility Minister Elke Van den Brandt (Groen), too-loud cars and motorbikes in the Brussels Region could be sent dThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

UK updates zero-emission mandate for car sales to 2035

October 03, 2023

Last week, under Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, the UK government announced a pushback to 2035 from its earlier defined net-zero policies from This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

EU members vote for softened Euro 7 emission standards

September 28, 2023

Last Monday, the 27 EU member states substantially softened the Commission’s proposition for new Euro 7 emissions regulations by 2025. Led bThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

BMW gets green light for Bavarian battery plant

September 26, 2023

Almost 2 800 residents of the Lower Bavarian municipality of Straßkirchen were called upon in a referendum to vote on BMW’s planned batteryThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.