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    Transport must help meet EU’s climate target, say MEPs

    MEPs have called on EU governments to resurrect a proposal to link passenger car taxes to carbon dioxide emissions.

     Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 12:46
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    Traffic noise bad for your health

    More evidence has emerged about the damage traffic noise can do to people’s health.

     Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 14:50
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    Congestion charge trebled for gas guzzlers

    The mayor of London says he wants to charge drivers of the highest-consumption cars three times the cost of entering the city centre – €32.50 instead of €10.40 – to send out a...

     Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 14:34
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    Transport is undermining EU climate efforts, says EEA

    The European Environment Agency has attacked the transport sector for causing the EU to miss its Kyoto greenhouse gas reduction target. And its leading official has called for much stricter...

     Monday, March 10, 2008 - 18:24
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    Lifetime costs

    The Commission’s long-awaited draft legislation on the rules for public authorities to buy road vehicles came out in December, and as expected they will require all authorities in the EU to...

     Wednesday, February 6, 2008 - 16:32
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    Unfair claim

    The Belgian advertising authority has condemned the Swedish car maker Saab for claiming unjustifiable environmental benefits for one of its cars. Saab has been advertising that its new ‘biopower...

     Wednesday, February 6, 2008 - 16:28
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    'Award' for anti-CO2 lobbying

    BMW, Daimler and Porsche have won a ‘Worst EU Lobbying Award’ for their lobbying to water down and delay the...

     Wednesday, February 6, 2008 - 16:04
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    ‘Eco-Pass’ begins as Milan fights city pollution

    Milan has become the latest European metropolis to introduce a city charge to reduce pollution and congestion levels, as the idea of ‘low emissions zones’ gains in popularity.

     Wednesday, February 6, 2008 - 15:56
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    Road and air worst for warming

    Road traffic and aviation are the means of transport that contribute most to global warming, according to a study whose authors describe it as ‘the first ever comprehensive analysis of the climate...

     Wednesday, February 6, 2008 - 15:46
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    EU's first binding rules on car CO2 emissions attacked for weakening current target

    A draft of Europe’s first ever legislation forcing car makers to emit a maximum level of carbon dioxide emissions was published in December. T&E criticised the Commission’s proposals as...

     Wednesday, February 6, 2008 - 14:48