The Netherlands is thinking of introducing a general speed limit of 80 km/h near its four major cities to help keep the country within EU air quality limits.
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Download the 2005 publication, Reducing CO2 Emissions From New Cars.
[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]T&E and joint-NGO response to the public consultation on the Automotive Regulatory Framework of the Next 10 Years (Cars 21). For further information, please see the European Commission website.
Research in the Commission is believed to have found evidence that forcing car makers to limit carbon dioxide emissions from new cars to 120 grams per kilometre could be justified on economic and social grounds.
The realisation among Europe’s airlines that some form of environmental pricing is inevitable appears to be growing.
The European Commission has launched an eight-week consultation on how to tackle the rising climate change impacts of aviation. The results will feed into a strategy paper due this summer, focusing on possible use of economic instruments.
An international conference on sustainable port planning and shipping in the Baltic Sea Area.
The European Federation for Transport and Environment (T&E) today released a report showing that the car industry’s voluntary agreement with the EU to cut average CO2 emissions from passenger cars is failing to deliver. The report says that the 140g/km target set for 2008 can only be reached if the industry now makes unprecedented emissions cuts. It concludes that EU legislation is now needed to create both legally-binding limits as well as incentives to encourage innovation in low-emissions technology and to boost the market for cars that pollute less.
[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]A progress report on the car industry's voluntary agreement and an assessment of the need for policy instruments.
At a press conference held today, Günter Verheugen, Vice-President of the Commission, and Bernd Pischetsrieder, President of ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers Association), launched a new initiative to boost the competitiveness of the European car industry. A high level group called “CARS 21” will be set up.