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Britain should strengthen climate goal to #NetZeroEmissions by 2050 – advisers

Britain should strengthen climate goal to #NetZeroEmissions by 2050 – advisers

| May 3, 2019

Britain should commit to a net zero greenhouse gas emissions target by 2050, government climate advisers said, a goal that could require phasing out new petrol and diesel cars by at least 2035 and a 20% cut in beef and lamb consumption, write Susanna Twidale and Nina Chestney. Their recommendations came in a report released […]

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#EUVehicleEmissions laws improved since #Dieselgate, but challenges remain, warn auditors

#EUVehicleEmissions laws improved since #Dieselgate, but challenges remain, warn auditors

| February 8, 2019

EU laws on vehicle emissions have been improved since the Dieselgate scandal, but challenges remain, according to a new Briefing Paper from the European Court of Auditors. The auditors welcome the improvements in market surveillance but point out that its effectiveness depends on implementation by the member states. They also warn that manufacturers may find […]

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#COP24 – Poland, Europe, and coal: trolling or misunderstanding?

#COP24 – Poland, Europe, and coal: trolling or misunderstanding?

| December 18, 2018

From the outset of the COP24, international media coverage has harshly criticized the event’s Polish hosts for their “provocative” spotlighting of Poland’s coal industry and broader “coal addiction”. The controversies in Katowice have re-ignited tensions between Poland and the European Union over emissions targets, energy transitions, and the country’s enduring reliance on coal power. Beneath […]

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#AirPollution – EU citizens’ health still not sufficiently protected, warn Auditors

#AirPollution – EU citizens’ health still not sufficiently protected, warn Auditors

| September 17, 2018

EU action to protect human health from air pollution has not delivered its expected impact, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. Every year, air pollution causes about 400,000 premature deaths in the EU and hundreds of billions of euros in health-related external costs. However, these significant human and economic costs […]

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Clean vehicles: New #EmissionsTests come into effect for all new cars on market

Clean vehicles: New #EmissionsTests come into effect for all new cars on market

| September 6, 2018

From 1 September 2018, new cars will have to pass new emission tests before they can circulate in Europe. Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska said: “Since the” Dieselgate “scandal broke out three years ago, we have fundamentally changed the rules We have had the goal of preventing cheating, protecting the health […]

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First step towards limiting #CO2Emissions from trucks

First step towards limiting #CO2Emissions from trucks

| June 14, 2018

Trucks emit more than 40% of Europe’s road transport emissions, yet until now, unlike cars, they didn’t have caps on CO2.  The European Parliament is today expected to confirm an agreement reached last March between the three Institutions on what is considered a first and necessary step towards introducing limits on CO2 emissions from trucks. […]

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UK government launches plan to curb #AirPollution

UK government launches plan to curb #AirPollution

| May 24, 2018

The British government announced on Tuesday (22 May) it was launching a new plan which aims to reduce air pollution and its costs on society by 1 billion pounds ($1.4 billion) a year by 2020, writes Nina Chestney. The new plan comes just days after the European Commission said it would take Britain and five […]

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