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    ECJ rules Austrian lorry ban illegal

    Austria’s transport policy suffered another setback in December when the European Court of Justice said a ban on dirty lorries on part of the A12 motorway through the Tyrol region was illegal.

     Monday, February 20, 2012 - 23:02
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    IMO’s climate efforts could save ship operators $50bn a year

    The IMO’s mandatory efficiency measures for ships, agreed in July, could save ship operators $50 billion a year by 2020.

     Monday, December 19, 2011 - 16:34
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    Scrappage payouts questionable on economic grounds

    A study by a German economics institute has heavily criticised car 'scrappage' schemes as distorting competition, subsidising cars, and creating problems for the future.

     Monday, June 15, 2009 - 18:23
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    More realistic testing for lorries?

    The Commission has opened a new laboratory to test fuel consumption and emissions from lorries and buses in more realistic conditions than are used in general 'type approval' tests.

     Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 15:17
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    Ministers call for 'scrapping schemes' to be coordinated; T&E wants them scrapped

    EU economics ministers have asked the Commission to coordinate ‘vehicle scrapping schemes’ – taxpayer-funded payments to people who replace an old car with a new one. The schemes are being touted...

     Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 17:04