ELECTRIC CAR PLANS ACROSS EUROPE

Source: Transport & Environment

1. A decade after their initial adoption, the EU’s 2020/21 CO2 standards are finally starting to drive investment in electric vehicles in Europe. While not definitive, production forecasts available today show that carmakers are planning to produce over 4 million plug-in cars in 2025, of which around 60% are expected to be battery electric vehicles (BEV) and the rest plug-in hybrids (PHEVs);

EUROPE’S AVIATION INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDERS

Major stakeholder associations

  1. Airports Council International (ACI) Europe
  2. Airport Services Association (ASA)
  3. Airlines for Europe (4AE)
  4. European Regions Airline Association (ERA)
  5. Airline Catering Association (ACA)
  6. European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Associations (ECTAA)
  7. European Travel Retail Confederation (ETRC)
  8. EU Travel Tech (EUTT).

European Union

THE FRUGAL FOUR AT A GLANCE

The Frugal Four are Austrian Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden

Debt to GDP Ratio (2019)

  1. Sweden: 35.1%
  2. Denmark: 33.2%
  3. Netherlands: 48.6%
  4. Austria 70.4%

Net Contribution to the EU Budget (2018 in million euros)

  1. Netherlands: +4,877
  2. Sweden: + 1,983
  3. Austria + 1,534
  4. Denmark: + 1,468

As a group their combined net contribution of 8,862 comes after Germany and ahead of France

SOURCES OF ELECTRICITY IN THE WORLD (2019)

  1. Coal: 35.18%
  2. Natural Gas: 23.52%
  3. Hydro: 16.54%
  4. Nuclear: 10.52%
  5. Wind: 5.44%
  6. Other Fossil Fuels: 3.47%
  7. Solar: 2.71%
  8. Biomass and Waste: 2.24%
  9. Other Renewables: 0.4%

SHARE OF ENERGY FROM RENEWABLE SOURCES IN THE EU

% of Gross Final Energy Consumption

Ranking (2020 Target)

SOLAR ENERGY NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  1. Austria: Federal Association of Photovoltaic
  2. Bulgaria: Bulgarian Photovoltaic Association; BSA-Bulgarian Solar Association
  3. Czech Republic : CZePHO-Czech Solar Association; Solarniasociace-Solar Association
  4. Denmark : Solcelleforening
  5. Finland : Finnish Solar Energy Society
  6. France : SER-Syndicat des Energies Renouvelables ; Enerplan-Syndicat des professionnels de l’énergie solaire

SOLARPOWER EUROPE MEMBERS

Members

In Bold Associations

WIND ENERGY NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  1. Austria: IG Interessengemeinschaft Windkraft Österreich,
  2. Belgium: EDORA-Fédération des énergies renouvelables ; Belgian Offshore Cluster; Belgian Offshore Platform ; VWEA- Vlaamse Windenergie Associatie
  3. Bulgaria: BGWEA- Bulgarian Wind Energy Association
  4. Croatia: Renewable Energy Sources of Croatia
  5. Czech Republic: CzWEA/CSVE-The Czech Wind Energy Association

THE WORLD AFTER COVID-19

Source: Rasmussen Global Political Consultancy and Business Advisory

The views and opinions expressed here below are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position of the AALEP.

Impact of COVID-19 for business and politics

TRANSATLANTIC TENSIONS

European trust in the United States has declined sharply since U.S. President Donald Trump took office.  During Trump’s first three years in office, many of his policies seem designed to undermine transatlantic solidarity. Trump withdrew from the Paris climate agreement, questioned the sanctity of NATO’s Article 5 defense guarantee, withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal, pulled U.S. troops from Syria without consulting European allies, carried out the targeted killing of an Iranian general in Iraq again without consulting European allies, undermined U.S.

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