Allegations by a Green MEP have led the Commission to investigate possible illegal activity in which oversized lorries are operating between Germany and Denmark.
The potential for climate legislation to influence transport policy was demonstrated in Great Britain last month, when a judge told the British government it could not go ahead with a third runway and sixth terminal at London’s Heathrow airport without looking again at the project’s climate implications.
The European Investment Bank is consulting for the first time on its lending policy to transport projects.
Letter to Climate Commissioner on Fuel Quality Directive Implementation
T&E, together with 11 other NGOs, has written to the Commissioner for Climate Action raising concerns over a proposal for calculating the life-cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity of fossil fuels under the 2009 fuel quality directive.
T&E's Annual Review for 2009.
Officials are holding back evidence of biofuels' land-use impact. A coalition of four environmental organisations, including T&E, has filed a legal action against the European Commission over its refusal to release documents that are vital to the debate on biofuels.
New rules on charging lorries for use of Europe’s roads could be agreed by the end of the year, after the Belgian government said it would bring the Eurovignette dossier back onto the agenda when it takes over the EU presidency in the second half of this year.
The Commission is in trouble over another case of not releasing information on a controversial subject. The European ombudsman has condemned officials for failing to comply with an order for it to publish correspondence with the German car maker Porsche over dealings Porsche had with Brussels over reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
Moves to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vans are hotting up, with debate beginning this month on emissions targets for vehicle makers to meet by 2016 and 2020.