Green public procurement law approved

May 18, 2009

The EU’s directive on 'green procurement' of public service vehicles has been approved.

It commits any authority or body buying vehicles for public transport contacts ‘to take into account lifetime energy and environmental impacts, including energy consumption and emissions of CO2 and of certain pollutants’. How enforceable the directive proves to be may depend on whether NGOs can monitor the decisions of local public transport operators.

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