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    ‘The greatest wave of innovation since the war’

    A German scientist has described measures to encourage smaller, more fuel-efficient engines and lighter vehicles as ‘the greatest wave of innovation since the second world war’.

     Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 14:10
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    EU weakens fuel efficiency standards for vans

    The automotive industry, backed by the governments of Germany, Italy and France has succeeded in severely weakening an EU law setting CO2 standards for new vans.

     Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 18:20
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    Solutions to end harmful subsidies in EU Budget revealed in new report

    A new report launched today by seven green NGOs proposes concrete solutions to put an end to environmentally harmful subsidies within the EU Budget. In this time of austerity, European taxpayers'...

     Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 15:32
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    Carmakers exaggerated time needed for CO2 cuts

    European carmakers are set to achieve mandatory EU targets for new car CO2 emissions years ahead of time according to a new report published today...

     Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 00:01
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    Van law weakened as it comes close to approval

    The EU’s first legislation limiting carbon dioxide emissions from light commercial vehicles (vans) has moved a step closer, but has been weakened in the process. MEPs on the European Parliament’s...

     Monday, October 25, 2010 - 14:05
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    Better future for e-cars than renewables?

    A leading bank says it expects the market for electric vehicles to be bigger than the market for renewable energy over the next 10 years.

     Monday, October 25, 2010 - 13:31
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    Parliament votes to weaken van CO2 law

    The European Parliament's environment committee (ENVI) has voted to weaken a proposed law setting fuel efficiency standards for new vans.

     Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 19:09
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    EU road safety plan includes van speed limiters

    The Commission has launched its road safety programme for 2011-20, with a commitment to halve road deaths. The programme also contains the first official suggestion that the EU should consider...

     Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 16:35
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    T&E studies show cheap and quick ways to cut fuel consumption of vans

    The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of vans can be cut much more quickly and cheaply than the European Commission's research suggests. That's the message from two new reports published by T...

     Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 15:58
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    By Chris Bowers
    Editor, T&E Bulletin
    In June 2004, I wrote an open letter to the FIA, the governing...

     Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 15:15