Buying green

MEPs have approved a compromise deal that brings closer a new directive making it obligatory for local authorities to seek cleaner vehicles for public transport contracts.

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The directive will mean any authority buying vehicles for a public transport contract will have to have taken energy consumption and emissions of CO2 and pollutants into account. The EU’s transport commission Antonio Tajani said the directive would 'send a clear signal to the market and to citizens on the competitive value of technologies which save energy and protect the environment.'