The EARPA Foresight Group Energy Powertrains and Electrification (EPE) released a new HL Position Paper on Life Cycle Assessment for the determination of the environmental im-pacts of road vehicle transport system including air pollution and climate change. In the paper, EARPA´s perspective on LCA research needs are also presented.
The 5G for CAM Working Group of the 6G-IA has published this White Paper, From 5G to 6G Vision – A Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) perspective. 5G is now entering the massive-deployment phase. However, many challenges are to be solved, but it can already anticipate that, even though 5G is going to create a revolution in many sectors it will also find its limitations to provide the highly demanding requirements that some advanced services will call for. For that reason, the research community is already starting to think of what will come next: 6G.
The latest IEA's Monthly Oil Statistics report including March 2022 data shows that for: Total OECD production of crude oil, NGL and refinery feedstocks increased by 3.0% in March 2022 compared to March 2021; Refinery gross outputof total products grew by 7.4% on a year-on-year basis; and Net deliveries of total products grew in March 2022 compared to March 2021 (+4.0% y-o-y).
The Global EV Outlook is an annual publication that identifies and discusses recent developments in electric mobility across the globe. This edition features an in-depth assessment of the EV battery supply chain and reviews government targets and strategies in this area. It assesses charging infrastructure development targets in key regions. A section on the integration of EVs into the distribution grid is also included.
The coming breed of helicopters equipped with high-voltage systems will access stronger electricity sources, meaning increased power efficiency and reduced weight. 9eGEN has developed a prototype model of a 270 VDC brushless generator, a first-of-its-kind achievement in electric aviation.
The data included in the report show that the EU has made progress towards most goals over the last five years, in line with Commission's priorities in key policy areas such as the European Green Deal, the Digital Strategy and the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan. While progress towards reaching some goals was faster than for others, movement away from the sustainable development objectives occurred only in few specific areas.
Batteries Europe, the European Platform for Research and Innovation dedicated to batteries, just released six technology roadmaps covering the whole value chain as well as a “reporting methodologies for continuous benchmarking of battery chemistry” joint document. The 6 roadmaps cover: new and emerging technologies, raw materials and recycling, advanced materials, cell design and manufacturing, application and integration: mobile and application and integration: stationary.
The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published its latest report, setting out the action we need to take to put a brake on global warming, avoid irreversible impacts on our planet and meet the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C by the end of this century. With the contribution of hundreds of the world’s top climate scientists, the report on mitigation of climate change shows that, despite growing warnings, global emissions of greenhouse gases continue to rise.
This map, released by the EU-funded ARCADE Coordination and Support Action, aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the CCAM initiatives in Europe and visualise what is being tested where and by whom across the 27 Member States, the UK, and EFTA countries. This mapping helps to identify synergies, overlaps, and complementaries between initiatives and thus enable better planning and alignment for a coordinated and harmonised deployment of CCAM in Europe.
The European Commission has made it a top priority for Europe to lead a digital transformation that goes hand in hand with a green transformation, consistent with European values such as privacy and trust, benefiting citizens’ well-being while safe - guarding critical infrastructures and wider security interests. A programme like ECSEL, with its efficiency, effectiveness, and dynamism, is certainly a continuing requi - rement to enable the European Green Deal and ensure Europe’s place at the top table in a highly competitive world.
In an attempt to streamline the association’s management and better establish the roadmap to meet the set values and missions, BEPA has published thefirst annual Activity Report. The document celebrates the successes of BEPA, diving into an activity overview of 2021, and monitoring and reporting the performance in achieving the targets set when the association was initially established.
The Transitions Performance Index ranks EU Member States and 45 other countries on their performance towards fair and prosperous sustaniability between 2011 and 2020. The report shows overall performance as well in four specific transitions – economic, social, environmental and governance – mirroring the EU policy agenda and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The index confirms that almost all EU countries have progressed well over the last decade in their transitions performance.