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    Denmark pushing to include transport in ETS

    The Danish government has asked EU leaders to consider including transport in the emissions trading system (ETS) when they discuss climate and energy targets at a European Council later this...

     Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 12:44
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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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    Germany's test of taxing transit traffic

    The question of how to tax transit traffic fairly under EU rules is likely to come to the fore after the German transport minister announced a new road toll aimed at non-German vehicles driving...

     Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 14:34
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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
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    Traffic pollution could be causing asthma

    Pollution from road traffic could have a greater role in harming the health of children than previously thought. A new study based on research in 10 European cities estimates that 14% of chronic...

     Monday, April 22, 2013 - 12:04
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    ‘Scaremongering’ could lead to louder roads

    Efforts to reduce traffic noise across Europe suffered a setback earlier this month when MEPs voted to weaken current noise limits for sports cars and lorries. The outcome of the vote hinders...

     Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 09:48
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    A win/win/win situation – more fuel-efficient cars are quieter cars

    New research commissioned by T&E has confirmed that measures aimed at improving fuel efficiency also reduce vehicle noise. The report was published just days before the environment committee...

     Monday, December 24, 2012 - 10:33
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    The role of the Commission in advancing the road pricing agenda cannot be understimated

    "The role of the Commission in advancing the road pricing agenda cannot be underestimated", T&E Director Jos Dings stated at the Conference on fair and efficient road pricing organised by the...

     Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 11:47
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    Lobbying by car industry weakens 2020 action plan

    The European Commission has gone back on a series of commitments to reduce the environmental impacts of road vehicles. T&E says the climbdown carries the fingerprints of lobbying by the...

     Monday, December 3, 2012 - 16:14