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Letter to the Commission to include ambitious direct vision requirements for lorries

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In this joint letter, Eurocities, Polis, European Transport Safety Council and Transport & Environment call on the Commission to include ambitious direct vision requirements for lorries in the upcoming revision of the General Safety Regulation (GSR).

Europe’s largest car club wants CO2 capped at 75g per km in 2025

Europe’s largest association of car drivers, the German ADAC, has said a 75g per km CO2 emissions limit for new cars from 2025 would be consistent with current trends. The ADAC also said so-called ‘supercredits’ for makers of low-emission vehicles do nothing to reduce overall climate changing emissions. 

The road to efficiency

When? 
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 09:30 to 17:30
Where? 
Coudenberg 3
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Transport & Environment (T&E) warmly invites you to an all-day conference in Brussels to discuss the decarbonisation of road transport.Bringing together key policy makers from member states, permanent representations, the Commission and the research community, the debate will focus on how European fuel economy standards can help EU countries meet their 2030 climate targets.

EU bids to bring carmakers into line after dieselgate

The EU is set to play a more active role in upholding emissions standards under new plans to overhaul the system whereby national authorities approve cars to be sold in all 28 member states. Testing services will operate independently and face penalties for misconduct, under the European Commission’s proposal. Currently, testing companies, appointed by national testing authorities, are paid directly by carmakers.

Renault recalls 15,000 vehicles while Opel Zafira emissions drop after software update

Renault is to recall more than 15,000 vehicles and modify up 700,000 more to make sure its engines are in line with emissions standards after raids by French investigators at its headquarters. Environment minister Ségolène Royal said the French firm and other carmakers had not been using defeat device software like Volkswagen but that some of its vehicles did have unacceptably high emissions on the road.

Airbus behind EU’s plan for weak aircraft CO2 standard

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus is undermining attempts to agree an environmentally effective fuel efficiency standard that would apply to new planes worldwide. The warning, from a group of 17 European environmental NGOs, came after it emerged that the EU is pushing for a significantly less ambitious carbon emissions standard for airplanes than the US.

Little doubt that global warming ‘human-caused’

A new report has said the chances that global warming is caused by random weather swings are virtually zero, and that the Earth is hotting up as a result of human activity. The report comes as separate research shows that sea levels are rising at a faster rate than previously thought, increasing the probability of more severe storms.

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