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50 airports now #CarbonNeutral in Europe

50 airports now #CarbonNeutral in Europe

| October 16, 2019

Ahead of the COP25 due to kick off in Santiago de Chile next month, European airport trade body ACI EUROPE today gives an update on the progress airports have made to deliver on their commitment to reach 100 carbon neutral airports by 20301. This commitment is a major interim step towards their Net Zero by […]

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Clarkson calls eco warrior #GretaThunberg ‘spoilt brat’

Clarkson calls eco warrior #GretaThunberg ‘spoilt brat’

| October 2, 2019

Jeremy Clarkson (pictured) has weighed into eco-activist Greta Thunberg, calling her a “spoilt brat”. Greta, 16, told the United Nations her childhood had been ruined by global changing. She said: “I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. “Yet you all come to us for […]

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More than half of EU governments fail to deliver a plan to cut #AirPollution

More than half of EU governments fail to deliver a plan to cut #AirPollution

| September 11, 2019

Five months past the deadline, EU officials are still waiting for fifteen member states to detail their programmes to improve air quality. National governments were due to submit comprehensive detailed plans to reduce their national emissions of dangerous pollutants – the so called ‘National Air Pollution Control Programme (NAPCP)’ – by April 2019, but five months later […]

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#HybridCars ‘must have #PGM to combat #ClimateChange’

#HybridCars ‘must have #PGM to combat #ClimateChange’

| July 2, 2019

The EU has been warned it will be “impossible” to combat climate change unless hybrid cars equipped with platinum group metals (PGM) are used “extensively” in the coming years. Brussels is currently trying win backing for its stated goal of being “carbon neutral” by 2050. An EU summit earlier this month failed to win EU-wide support […]

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Top EU court backs Brussels citizens’ right to #CleanAir

Top EU court backs Brussels citizens’ right to #CleanAir

| June 27, 2019

Europe’s top court has backed Brussels citizens and ClientEarth in their fight for clean air in the Belgian capital with a judgment on 26 June. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) was asked by a Brussels judge to look at two aspects of ClientEarth’s case, which it has taken with five of the city’s […]

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#StateAid – Commission approves €431 million public support for #CleanerTransport in #Germany

#StateAid – Commission approves €431 million public support for #CleanerTransport in #Germany

| June 20, 2019

The European Commission has found German plans to support the retrofitting of municipal and commercial diesel vehicles to be in line with EU state aid rules. The measure should contribute to reducing nitrogen oxides emissions by 1,450 tonnes per year, while limiting distortions of competition. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Tackling air pollution […]

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#CleanMobility – Commission tables proposal on car emissions testing in real driving conditions

#CleanMobility – Commission tables proposal on car emissions testing in real driving conditions

| June 17, 2019

In response to a ruling by the General Court, today the Commission proposes to reinsert certain aspects of Real Driving Emissions testing (RDE) into legislation to be adopted by the European Parliament and Council.  The European Commission has been very active in promoting air quality, fighting climate change and supporting a shift to clean mobility. Actions include […]

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