The European Parliament has challenged the Commission not to weaken the terms on which aviation enters the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme in a vote that calls for the existing proposals to be made stricter.
The European Parliament’s environment committee has given its support to the idea that sustainability criteria should be included in any legislation on reducing lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions from fuels in transport.
T&E has updated its briefing on why it is opposed to weight-based standards for the imminent CO2 standards for new cars, as evidence from Japan shows that weight-based standards have failed to stop the trend towards heavier cars.
The Dutch government has announced it wants to have a fully operational distance-charging scheme for lorries by 2011. Chris Nobel of T&E's Dutch member N&M looks at what the scheme involves and whether it is likely to happen.