The European Parliament’s environment committee has given its support to the idea that sustainability criteria should be included in any legislation on reducing lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions from fuels in transport.
The Commission has said which trans-European network transport projects will qualify for funding out of the TEN-T budget. It advertised the announcement as a boost for sustainable transport, but there are environmental questions hanging over many of the schemes.
The EU’s first-ever limits on fine particles moved a significant step closer earlier this month when ministers reached agreement with MEPs on maximum permissible concentrations of the soot particles known as PM2.5.
The Dutch government has announced it wants to have a fully operational distance-charging scheme for lorries by 2011. Chris Nobel of T&E's Dutch member N&M looks at what the scheme involves and whether it is likely to happen.
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.