A formal recommendation that Europe’s car makers should be required by law to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from new cars is expected from the European Commission next month.
MEPs look set to approve a delay in vehicle emissions legislation just as damning new evidence is emerging at how EU efforts to improve air quality and emissions are being ignored.
Editorial by Dudley Curtis
If there ever was a bad news story about cars and the environment, the voluntary agreement signed by car makers and the EU in 1998 was it.
The Commission has published an action plan on energy efficiency which restates the threat to the car industry that legislation will come if the makers do not meet the EU’s carbon dioxide...
The state of California is taking legal action against six leading car makers for their contribution to global warming.
The almost certain failure of Europe’s car makers to hit their 140 g/km target has angered more than just the environmental movement. The following is a letter published in the Financial...
The European Parliament’s environment committee has voted to delay the Commission’s proposed Euro-5 pollution standards from cars, and to weaken some elements of the package.
France last month became the latest European country to introduce a new scheme to indicate a car’s emissions of carbon dioxide.
The campaign for post-Euro-5 emission targets to be set now has gathered momentum, following a call by Germany for Euro-6 nitrogen oxides standards.
The World Health Organisation has published a report on air pollution which suggests the emissions limits in the EU’s proposed Euro-5 standards are far too lax.