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  • Press release

    Vans CO2 target reached 4 years early because of watered-down target

    Carbon emissions of the average van sold in Europe fell 3.8% in 2013 to 173g/km, according to official figures published today by the European Environmental Agency (EEA). This means that Europe’...

     Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 15:41
  • News

    Car CO2 emissions drop 4%, but test manipulation at play

    Carbon dioxide missions from new cars sold in the EU decreased almost 4% in 2013 compared to the previous year, according to ...

     Friday, May 9, 2014 - 14:32
  • News

    Congestion charge per km mooted

    A new study for the Brussels capital region in Belgium analyses the merits of a congestion charge with a fee per kilometre travelled.

     Monday, April 28, 2014 - 14:00
  • Publication

    Tackling real world emissions from cars

    Light duty vehicles (LDVs) emit more pollutants on the road than in laboratory conditions. In order to solve this problem the Commission decided to introduce complementary type-approval...

     Monday, April 14, 2014 - 15:43
  • News

    Air pollution forces Paris number plate ban

    A peak in air pollution brought a drastic change to transport habits in Paris for one day, following a combination of unseasonably hot weather and diesel cars fumes. No strangers to air pollution...

     Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 13:05
  • News

    UK faces air quality fine

    The European Commission is taking legal action against the UK over claims it is exceeding limits on air pollution from traffic. Britain has two months to respond to the case that it breached EU...

     Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 17:04
  • Opinion

    When industry makes a racket, citizens end up paying the bill

    It is a sign of the times that even the British Lords in the House of Lords have accepted that noise is a major problem. After recent noisy protests outside their building, some Lords were forced...

     Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 14:48
  • Press release

    Vehicle noise deal protects industry rather than health of citizens

    The lives of millions of Europeans will be blighted by an increase in road traffic noise for years to come as a weakened vehicle noise deal was approved by the European Parliament’s Environment...

     Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 17:17
  • Publication

    Tackling emissions from diesel machines

    European air pollution rules for diesel machines such as bulldozers, excavators and barges are much more lax than those for cars and lorries. As well as this, some engine types and older machines...

     Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 15:26
  • Press release

    Europeans will have to wait decades for a good night’s sleep

    An agreement reached yesterday means quieter road vehicles won’t be introduced for another 15 years. Transport & Environment (T&E) believes the deal crafted last night by the Commission,...

     Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 14:20