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#Dieselgate: US Environmental Protection Agency says Fiat Chrysler used emission-control devices

#Dieselgate: US Environmental Protection Agency says Fiat Chrysler used emission-control devices

| January 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today (12 January) issued a notice of violation to Fiat Chrysler for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act for installing and failing to disclose ‘auxiliary emission control devices’ and are checking to see if they constitute so-called ‘defeat devices’. The undisclosed software results in increased emissions of nitrogen […]

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Cities urge MEPs to act now to avoid another #emissions scandal

Cities urge MEPs to act now to avoid another #emissions scandal

| January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cities are urging MEPs to act now to avoid another emissions scandal. Their call comes ahead of a vote on the EU’s Type Approval Framework Regulation set to take place in the European Parliament’s internal market (IMCO) committee on 26 January. This framework is intended to ensure all vehicles circulating on Europe’s roads meet environmental […]

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Environment MEPs for a stronger EU #CarbonMarket

Environment MEPs for a stronger EU #CarbonMarket

| December 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Plans to boost greenhouse-gas emission curbs through the EU carbon market (EU ETS) were backed by the Environment Committee. MEPs propose reducing the carbon credits to be auctioned by 2.4% each year, and doubling the capacity of the market stability reserve (MSR) to absorb the excess of allowances on the market. “After the Commission proposal, […]

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#ECB #CorporateBond purchases drive climate change, analysis reveals

#ECB #CorporateBond purchases drive climate change, analysis reveals

| December 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Central Bank’s programme of ‘quantitative easing’ has seen more than €46 billion of public funds invested in sectors including the oil, gas and car industries. A short report published by Corporate Europe Observatory in cooperation with QE for People campaign today highlights the dubious nature of many corporate bonds bought since the bank’s economic growth scheme was […]

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Commission puts #EUClimate targets at risk

Commission puts #EUClimate targets at risk

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Commission’s energy package could slow down renewable energy growth. Companies, but also private consumers and citizen’s cooperatives need clarity for their investments into renewable energies, warns S&D-Member of the European Parliament Jo Leinen ahead of tomorrow’s presentation of the Commission’s energy law proposals. “Market access for renewable energies should not be hampered. And […]

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#FoodWaste: EU’s response to a global challenge

#FoodWaste: EU’s response to a global challenge

| November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Around 88 million tonnes of food are wasted annually in the EU – around 20% of all food produced, with associated costs estimated at 143 billion euros. What is food waste? Food waste is waste which is generated in the production, distribution and consumption of food. In order to fight food waste we need to […]

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Commission clears Czech support scheme for #RenewableEnergy

Commission clears Czech support scheme for #RenewableEnergy

| November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has approved a support scheme for installations producing renewable energy built in the Czech Republic between 2006 and 2012 under EU state aid rules. The Commission concluded the measure would further EU energy and climate goals without unduly distorting competition. In December 2014, the Czech Republic notified to the Commission a support […]

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