The maximum carbon emissions that aircraft using EU airports will be allowed to emit from 2012 is still unclear, as the process of working out aviation’s entry into the EU’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) has fallen a little behind schedule.
The concept of indirect land-use change (ILUC) caused by biofuel production looks like playing a complicated role in the EU’s rules relating to the use of biofuels across Europe.
The urgency of promoting the right fuels (instead of biofuels) has been highlighted by a report from Greenpeace and a warning from the International Energy Agency.
Editorial by Jos Dings, T&E Director
There’s a golden opportunity just waiting to be seized in the field of European transport, but the first indications are that it will be missed.
Reports from Germany suggest the environmental element of the car ‘scrappage’ scheme has backfired, as many of the cars that were supposed to be scrapped have been bought by criminals and sold to countries outside the EU.
Charging lorries for their external costs could contribute significantly to reducing CO2 emissions from transport, according to a study from the University of Karlsruhe for the Community of European Railways.
The Swedish city of Göteborg (Gothenburg) has become the latest to decide to introduce congestion charging.
Pregnant women who breathe in pollution could be giving birth to children with lower intelligence, says a study from the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health in America.
A British cycling initiative says efforts to get more people onto bicycles may be failing because no-one allows for differences in feelings between men and women.
Jos Dings writes in today's European Voice: There was something rather predictable about the response of vehicle manufacturers to news that the EU will propose fuel efficiency standards for vans and light trucks this month or in early October.