The European Commission is set to propose new noise and energy efficiency standards for tyres with a blanket exemption for Europe's noisiest and most gas gazzling sports-utility vehicles (SUVs), according to draft rules seen by T&E.
Germany’s city-state of Bremen announced last month that its 60 kilometres of motorway will have a blanket 120 km/h speed limit.
A study that has not been published but was offered to a seminar last year says airlines are emitting enough carbon dioxide to confirm the worst scenario about global warming.
[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]Tyre labelling for energy-efficient and quieter road transport: Response to the consultation document to support the European Commission workshop on outline proposals for energy labelling of tyres
[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]Response to the public consultation of the European Commission on a new Action Plan on Urban Mobility
EU rules introduced five years ago to limit noise at airports have had very little effect, according to a Commission report.
[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]A report into the feasibility of a European consumer tyre label for noise, rolling resistance and safety. Report by Ulf Sandberg of the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI).
[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]Position paper produced by T&E for NGO coalition ICSA (International Coalition for Sustainable Aviation) on greenhouse gas and noise emissions from aviation.
[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]The environmental NGOs respond to the points raised by industry on the European Parliament draft report into air transport and the environment.