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European Parliament draft report hinders plans for quieter cars

The lives of millions of Europeans could be blighted by traffic noise pollution for years to come if the European Parliament – under pressure from car manufacturers - backs draft changes to proposed future vehicle noise emissions standards in a forthcoming vote. Transport & Environment, the sustainable transport campaigners, are calling for rules that will lead to a real-world drop in traffic noise, which is a major cause of heart disease and has a negative impact on children’s learning.
Published on June 19, 2012 - 15:58

Driving the Future: Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Standards 2020+

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 -
12:30 to 14:00
European Parliament
Altiero Spinelli Building, ASP A5G-2
1050 Brussels
Road transport is one of the few sectors with rapidly rising emissions. Emissions from the sector increased by 26% between 1990 and 2008, according to the European Commission. But there also are signs of hope. Car makers are well on track to meet the EU's 2015 target of cutting average car emissions to 130 g of CO2/km. Now the EU is preparing to take the next step, by setting a 2020 target. The European Commission will soon launch a proposal to improve fuel efficiency by a further 27% for cars — to 95g per km -- and by 28% for vans — to 147 g per km. Both regulations, recently discussed in the press, make the 2020 CO2 targets legally binding and define how to meet the limits. MEP Chris Davies invites you to a lunch and panel debate to discuss the impact at a critical time for Europe’s economy.
Published on June 14, 2012 - 10:05

Cars and CO2

This briefing covers the EU's draft proposal on cutting co2 emissions to 95g CO2 / km by 2020.  It gives an overview of the benefits of regulating new car fuel efficiency and co2 emissions and examines whether past claims made by the automotive industry about the impact of such legislation actually came true.

Published on June 7, 2012 - 10:36