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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 contribute to global warming.

Published on November 15, 2005 - 10:00

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 fully exploited. The aims may be the same, but the approaches haven’t, despite the obvious fact that the more the two continents adopt similar approaches, the more car makers can take advantage of the vast economies of scale by developing the same technologies for both markets.

Published on October 15, 2005 - 10:00