The European Parliament has challenged the Commission not to weaken the terms on which aviation enters the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme in a vote that calls for the existing proposals to be made stricter.
T&E has updated its briefing on why it is opposed to weight-based standards for the imminent CO2 standards for new cars, as evidence from Japan shows that weight-based standards have failed to stop the trend towards heavier cars.
French, Italian and Japanese carmakers extended their lead over German rivals last year in the race to deliver fuel efficient and low emission vehicles according to new figures published today by Transport and Environment (T&E), the sustainable transport campaign group.
MEPs have voted to weaken European targets for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from cars. T&E says they have ‘lost their nerve’, and MEPs from the Green group called the vote ‘a massive setback for EU climate policy’.