A total of 30 car models on the German market have CO2 emissions below 95g, the proposed maximum for 2020. That is one of the findings of the 2012 car-environment ranking produced by T&E’s German member VCD.
On 19 September, the European Voice published on its website an article where Mr Miroslav Ouzky MEP accuses T&E of blackmailing and intimidating him. Intimidation and blackmail are serious allegations, and the latter is even a criminal offence. Hence our wish to set the record straight.
In this blog post, T&E director, Jos Dings, explains why raising fuel taxes does make sense even in times of economic crisis and dispels the myth according to which a lower taxation on fuel would benefit society at large.
In this blog post, T&E programme manager Greg Archer describes the policy and political consequences of the newly-released Commission's proposal on car CO2 emissions. He also tries to figure out the future scenarios that the proposal will be confronted with, once discussed by the parliament and the Council. The phrase "Emissions impossible", mentioned in the title was originally coined by Italian MEP Guido Sacconi.
The future of city centre low-emissions zones (LEZ) in France is in doubt.
In 2009, the EU set legally-binding targets for new cars to emit 130 grams of CO2 per km by 2015 and 95g in 2020.