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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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EU and #China step up co-operation on environment, water and #CircularEconomy

EU and #China step up co-operation on environment, water and #CircularEconomy

| April 2, 2019

From 1 to 3 April 2019, an EU delegation headed by Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella is visiting China to continue and deepen EU-China environmental bilateral relations. He will co-chair the 7th environmental dialogue and will initiate two new high-level dialogues on Water and Circular Economy. The commissioner will meet several Chinese ministers to […]

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#Dieselgate – Parliament calls for mandatory retrofits of polluting cars

#Dieselgate – Parliament calls for mandatory retrofits of polluting cars

| March 29, 2019

Member states and carmakers must be held accountable and co-ordinate on urgent action needed to tackle the car emissions scandal, MEPs said on Thursday (28 March). Emergency measures should be taken by member states to recall or withdraw the large number of highly polluting cars from the market. They should also co-ordinate with manufacturers to […]

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#CO2Emissions from cars: Facts and figures

#CO2Emissions from cars: Facts and figures

| March 25, 2019

Ever wondered how much CO2 is emitted by cars or whether electric vehicles really are a cleaner alternative? Check out these infographics to find out. Transport is responsible for nearly 30% of the EU’s total CO2 emissions, of which 72% comes from road transportation. As part of efforts to reduce CO2 emissions, the EU has set […]

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Reducing #CarbonEmissions – EU targets and measures

Reducing #CarbonEmissions – EU targets and measures

| March 20, 2019

The EU is committed to drastically cutting harmful greenhouse gas emissions ©AP Images/European Union-EP Read what measures the European Union is taking to meet targets to reduce carbon emissions in different sectors in order to prevent climate change. To prevent dangerous climate change, the EU has committed to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by at least […]

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#SaferRoads – More life-saving technology to be mandatory in vehicles

#SaferRoads – More life-saving technology to be mandatory in vehicles

| February 22, 2019

Cyclists, pedestrians and other vulnerable road users accounted for almost half of the road victims in 2017 ©AP Images/European Union-EP  Safety features such as intelligent speed assistance, advanced emergency-braking system and emergency stop signal will have to be installed in new vehicles. In a drive to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries on EU […]

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