Reports of the draft Commission proposals on smart road charging, which are expected to be published in early July, say legislation will allow for pollution and congestion costs to be internalised, but this will not be obligatory for member states.
Over a thousand protected nature areas in Europe are under serious threat from high-profile EU-funded transport infrastructure projects according to a new report by BirdLife International, RSPB and other environmental groups , which was presented in the European Parliament today.
[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
On 13 May 2008 at the European Parliament in Brussels, T&E together with BirdLife International, CEE Bankwatch and EEB launched a groundbreaking report on unifying EU transport and nature conservation policy.
[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]Response to the public consultation of the European Commission on a new Action Plan on Urban Mobility
The Commission has announced another round of funding under the ‘Marco Polo II’ programme for companies trying to reduce road congestion and environmental impact. Companies applying for funding must calculate the total environmental benefits of their project in volume of freight shifted from road, tonnes of CO2 savings, and other factors. T&E policy officer Nina Renshaw said: ‘The Marco Polo programme is a good example of how the EU could spend its money wisely, but €59 million for a full year is a fraction of the vastly higher sums available from the structural and TENs funds where the environmental criteria aren’t so demanding.’
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It has taken 15 years, but there may be light at the end of the tunnel on one of the EU's policies that has never been a model of natural justice.
[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]Health effects, social costs and technical and policy options to reduce road and rail traffic noise. Report commissioned by T&E from CE Delft.
[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]In this brochure, T&E sets out the problem of traffic noise and what can be gained by seriously tackling it, and recommends the best course of action for the EU to adopt in drafting a new set of tighter noise standards.