The introduction of longer and heavier lorries on European roads would lead to an increase in CO2 emissions from freight transport according to a new study by the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany.
Transport and Environment (T&E) has launched a call for proposals for a study investigating the price sensitivity of road freight transport in Europe.
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Interested? Contact Nina Renshaw. The deadline for proposals is 9 June 2009.
Measures to cut fuel consumption and noise through better tyres have moved a step closer, and must now await next month's European Parliament elections.
Initial results from Berlin's Low Emissions Zone (LEZ) show some encouraging results.
Compromise appears to have been reached over the EU's current draft legislation on capturing vapour at petrol stations.
The EU’s directive on 'green procurement' of public service vehicles has been approved.
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.
One of the most publicised road building battles of recent years ended last month when the Polish government said the Via Baltica trans-European motorway would not be routed through the Rospuda Valley, a Natura 2000 protected area.
The head of the European Environment Agency says transport trends are still 'pointing in the wrong direction'. She was speaking as the EEA issued a report saying greenhouse gas emissions from transport in the EU have increased by 36% from 1990-2006.
The transport commissioner Antonio Tajani says there will be no EU legislation allowing long-length lorries – often referred to as 'megatrucks' or 'gigaliners' – until at least next year.