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Letter to EU-commissioners calls for focus on the transport sector Published:07.02.2015  
AVERE co-signs letter to urge the Commissioners for focus on the transport sector, which represents about a third of the EU’s overall energy consumption and is almost exclusively dependent on imported fossil fuels. The letter was sent by Transport & Environment and co-signed by Avere, Eurelectric, Polis, UITP, CER, Eurobat & EPIA.

Please click here to read the letter.

Best wishes and an electrifying New Year! Published:19.12.2014  

Bert Witkamp unanimously voted in as our new AVERE Secretary General Published:12.11.2014  
At the last Avere Board meeting in Brussels, Mr. Bert Witkamp was unanimously voted in as our new Secretary General.
European Council adopts Energy and Climate policy package for 2030. Published:24.10.2014  

Heads of state agreed a binding carbon reduction target of at least 40%, a renewables target of 27% binding at EU level only, and a 27% non-binding EU-wide energy efficiency target.

Clean Fuels for Transport Published:03.10.2014  

Clean fuels for transport: Member States now obliged to ensure minimum coverage of refuelling points for EU-wide mobility

New EU rules have been adopted on 29th of Septembre to ensure the build-up of alternative refuelling points across Europe with common standards for their design and use, including a common plug for recharging electric vehicles.

Member States must set and make public their targets and present their national policy frameworks by end-2016.

The call for papers of EVS28 to be held in May 6-8, 2015, Korea is open! Published:23.07.2014  

The call for papers of EVS28, the 28th edition of the International Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition (EVS28) is already open. 

Authors interested in the topics of the event are invited to submit their abstracts online by September 30, 2014.

Following the successful edition of EVS27 organized in Barcelona by AVELE in colaboration with AVERE, the next edition, EVS28 will take place in Korea, 6 - 8 May, 2015. Once again AVERE, as member of WEVA, is actively collaborating in the organization of this 28th edition.

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European Energy Security Strategy Published:17.07.2014  

In response to the political crisis in Ukraine and the overall importance of a stable and abundant supply of energy for the EU's citizens and economy, las 28 May 2014, the European Commission released an EU energy security strategy.

This strategy is based on an in-depth study of Member States' energy dependence and proposes the following short-term measures:

  • Increasing gas stocks.
  • Developing emergency infrastructure such as reverse flows.
  • Reducing short-term energy demand.
  • Switching to alternative fuels.
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"Our Streets, Our Choice" - European Mobility Week 2014 Published:17.07.2014  

The 2014 edition of the European Mobility Week will be held under the slogan “Our Streets, Our Choice”, reflecting the power of citizens to decide how they use urban space (16 - 22 September).

This year’s campaign focuses on reallocating our urban areas to be more pleasant and liveable, and by doing so, creating a better quality of life for all inhabitants. Through using more sustainable transport options and reducing our dependence on car, we can reclaim our streets and create cities that are fit for people.

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Sharing Opportunities for Low carbon Urban transporTatION (SOLUTIONS) Published:07.07.2014  

SOLUTIONS is a project funded by the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission in which AVERE is involved as a partner.

SOLUTIONS aims to support the exchange on innovative and green urban mobility solutions between cities from Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Mediterranean. The project brings together a wealth of experience and technical knowledge from international organisations, consultants, cities, and experts involved in transport issues and solutions.

Relevant information regarding this project is published periodically in a newsletter

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8th edition of the Sustainable Energy Europe and ManagEnergy Awards Published:23.06.2014  

In this 8th edition of the Sustainable Energy Europe and ManagEnergy Awards, 342 projects from 31 different countries have been submitted, but only 30 are the nominees of this year’s competition.

Five projects for each category of the Sustainable Energy Europe Awards have been shortlisted. One of these categories is "Travelling". Projects in this category aim to improve the mobility of people and goods in energy efficient ways or with the help of renewable energy sources. In addition, five projects have been selected to run for the ManagEnergy Award, dedicated to public authorities and energy agencies at the local and regional level.

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