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  • News

    Fuel tax rates lag badly behind environmental reality

    There are still massive differences in the taxation of petrol and diesel across Europe, with many countries still favouring diesel despite its major contribution to air pollution. Exactly which...

     Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 14:34
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    Gas should be treated same as other fossil fuels, report shows

    Powering Europe’s transport with fossil gas – widely known as ‘natural’ gas – would emit as much greenhouse gases as using petrol, diesel or conventional marine fuels, a...

     Monday, November 12, 2018 - 16:41
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    Air pollution on the rise in Spain

    Some 97% of Spain’s population is being exposed to harmful levels of air pollution, a report by T&E’s Spanish member Ecologistas en Acción shows. The economic recovery has brought an increase...

     Monday, July 2, 2018 - 15:34
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    Natural gas not a ‘bridge fuel’ to cleaner trucks and cars – study

    Natural gas is not a ‘bridge fuel’ to a cleaner future for cars and trucks – as the fossil fuel industry claims –...

     Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 16:36
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    Setback for Alps as Swiss tunnel referendum passed

    Switzerland has voted in favour of building a second road tunnel through the Gotthard alpine mountain. In a referendum...

     Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 14:44
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    €27bn subsidy to diesel cars last year in lower fuel tax

    Europe’s diesel cars received indirect subsidies totalling almost €27 billion last year through lower fuel taxes, a new study has found. Diesel fuel was taxed at, on average, 14 cent less per...

     Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 10:56
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    Air quality law felt in Alps already

    A new local air quality law, which was passed after years of pressure by groups in T&E’s network, has already seen a marked reduction in pollution.

     Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 17:31
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    Public support for urban car bans

    Measures that limit the movement of cars in urban areas actually attract public support – if they are understood.

     Monday, July 28, 2014 - 15:04
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    Congestion charge per km mooted

    A new study for the Brussels capital region in Belgium analyses the merits of a congestion charge with a fee per kilometre travelled.

     Monday, April 28, 2014 - 14:00
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    UK faces air quality fine

    The European Commission is taking legal action against the UK over claims it is exceeding limits on air pollution from traffic. Britain has two months to respond to the case that it breached EU...

     Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 17:04