The newly-founded Clean Shipping Coalition (CSC) has been granted interim observer status at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
By Chris Bowers
Editor, T&E Bulletin
In June 2004, I wrote an open letter to the FIA, the governing body of Formula 1 motor racing, suggesting it ought to limit the amount of fuel available to drivers in grand prix races.
EU legislation to improve air quality on land and at sea is to be delayed until 2013. The environment commissioner Janez Potočnik says the measures to revise the National Emissions Ceilings directive and other air quality legislation will be too expensive, and he has other priorities for the next couple of years, but his assessment has been strongly criticised by environmental and health groups.
A Swiss pilot and entrepreneur has successfully completed the world’s first solar-powered flight. André Borschberg of the Swiss company Solar Impulse stayed airborne with no fuel for 26 hours, several of them through the night, earlier this month.
The EU has paid illegal subsidies to the airline maker Airbus over four decades, according to the first of two verdicts by the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
The campaign to make petrol and diesel derived from tar sands less economically attractive received the support of a group of MEPs earlier this month, including the chair of the environment committee, Jo Leinen.
Company cars are generally undertaxed in the EU, distorting the economy, adding welfare costs to society including greater CO2 emissions, and generating artificial demand for larger cars.
The Greek Green MEP Michail Tremopoulos has written to all MEPs calling on them not to let transport sustainability in Greece become a casualty of the country’s financial rescue package.
The EU’s highest court has used the precautionary principle to reject a complaint from an American company that had wanted to make it easier to put a metallic additive into fuel.
T&E, Fédération Inter-Environnement Wallonie and Bond Beter Leefmilieu are pleased to invite you to a high level conference on 'The Pricing of Progress: Intelligent road charging for a smarter, more competitive Europe'.