Environmental groups in Slovakia have written to the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), asking them not to give loans for a €570 million public-private partnership for the Turany-Hubova section of the D1 motorway.
Friends of the Earth Europe, Greenpeace European Unit and Transport & Environment are seeking an expert to carry out the study: 'Can we make electric cars truly “green”?'. To see the Terms of Reference click here.
Interested? Contact Nusa Urbancic at T&E. The deadline for proposals is 5 June 2009.
A new study commissioned by T&E has suggested that current thinking about the fuel consumption of vehicles has left out an important element – the impact of fuel efficiency standards on the price of oil. The report could change the way governments, politicians and the EU views the pricing of transport.
Motorists should soon be able to get more information on which tyres cut their fuel consumption, which improve their safety and which are quieter, following a vote in the European Parliament's industry committee last month.