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#EuropeanGreenDeal – First reactions from MEPs

#EuropeanGreenDeal – First reactions from MEPs

| December 12, 2019

Following Parliament’s recent declaration of a climate emergency, Commission President von der Leyen unveiled the Commission’s plans to achieve climate neutrality in the EU by 2050, on Wednesday (11 December) in the Brussels Chamber. Leaders of Parliament’s political groups outlined their views on how to ensure that the future European Climate Law is funded and […]

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In blow to US, EU pledges quick move on tax for #PollutingFirms

In blow to US, EU pledges quick move on tax for #PollutingFirms

| October 4, 2019

The European Commission will quickly start work on a tax on foreign polluting firms, the nominee for the EU’s economic and tax commissioner said on Thursday (3 October), a move that could hit US companies and deepen a trade war with Washington, writes Francesco Guarascio. In his confirmation hearing before EU lawmakers, Italy’s Paolo Gentiloni […]

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New #WFO partnership to fight #PlasticPollution

New #WFO partnership to fight #PlasticPollution

| September 25, 2019

  Waste Free Oceans is happy to announce a new partnership with the leading brand in the frozen food market in Belgium, Iglo. The growing interest from businesses who want to join efforts in fighting plastic waste pollution and moving towards a circular economy is becoming more visible. More and more companies have started using […]

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On-road tests show gas trucks up to five times worse for #AirPollution

On-road tests show gas trucks up to five times worse for #AirPollution

| September 20, 2019

Trucks powered by liquified natural gas (LNG) pollute the air up to five times more than diesel trucks, according to on-road tests commissioned by the Netherlands government. The results fly in the face of truckmakers’ claims that gas trucks cut nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by more than 30%.[1] [2] Transport & Environment (T&E), which today […]

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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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#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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