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European Parliament backs quiet, energy-efficient tyres

The European Parliament's internal market committee has voted to support proposed legislation that would make tyres quieter and more energy efficient. The decision effectively overturns a vote last month by the parliament's industry committee that could have severely weakened the proposed standards.

Biofuels and land use change: a debate

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In a letter published in today's European Voice, T&E argues that a number of independent experts, scientists and institutions have said that land use change must be accounted for in the calculation of overall greenhouse gas emissions from biofuels. To accompany the letter T&E has published a review of these studies, together with the relevant passages.