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    Anger as environment committee sets back emissions improvements for cars

    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.

     Thursday, September 28, 2006 - 10:00
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    New French labelling scheme prompts call for harmonised approach

    France last month became the latest European country to introduce a new scheme to indicate a car’s emissions of carbon dioxide.

     Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 10:00
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    Germany calls for Euro-6 standards now, and stricter NOx goals for diesels

    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.

     Saturday, April 15, 2006 - 10:00
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    WHO adds pressure for stricter Euro-5 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.

     Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 10:00
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    Euro-5 would allow for dirtier diesels than in US, says T&E

    The Commission is set to propose a Euro-5 emissions standard which is as weak as the pre-proposal issued for public consultation in September. according to media reports.

     Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 10:00
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    Car makers shift CO2 responsibility to oil

    Reports from the Commission suggest Europe’s car makers have succeeded in passing part of the responsibility for reducing carbon dioxide emissions for new cars onto oil companies.

     Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 10:00
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    Air Conditioning

    The European Parliament has overruled its environment committee in voting against measures that would have eliminated fluorinated gases, which are used in car air conditioning systems and...

     Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - 10:00
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    80km/h limits introduced to tackle environmental threats

    The Dutch transport ministry has reduced the speed limit on four stretches of motorway, covering 15 kilometres in total, in an effort to improve air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, noise levels...

     Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - 10:00
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    CO2 emissions target ‘feasible and affordable’

    The EU’s commitment to having the average new car emit no more than 120 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometre by 2012 must now be turned into a set of legally binding requirements for car makers...

     Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - 10:00
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    Clean cars: Europe and America can learn from each other

    By Roland Hwang

    Both European and American NGOs are working hard to encourage the auto industries to produce cleaner and low-carbon cars, but the scope for coordination hasn’t been...

     Saturday, October 15, 2005 - 10:00

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