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  • Direct-vision lorries to save hundreds of lives – study

    Direct-vision lorries to save hundreds of lives – study

    An 80cm longer cab with a rounded nose, smaller dashboard, expanded glazed areas and a slightly lower driver position could drastically reduce fatal blind spots [1] around the lorry cab, a new study by the Loughborough Design School [2] reveals. The ...

  • 5 out of 7 EU Carmakers on Track to Hit EU 2021 Fuel Efficiency Targets – Report

    5 out of 7 EU Carmakers on Track to Hit EU 2021 Fuel Efficiency Targets – Report

    Five out of seven European carmakers are on track to meet their CO2 targets by the 2021 deadline if they keep progressing as they have since the introduction of the law in 2008, T&E’s 2014 cars and CO2 report reveals. ...

  • A positive lesson, a negative one, and one on European politics

    A positive lesson, a negative one, and one on European politics

    We always felt the economic crisis, with its associated scarcity of public money, could bring about more than just misery. We thought it could be the trigger for positive reforms towards more sustainable transport. And there are now signs that ...

  • Time to stop subsidising the most polluting form of transport

    Time to stop subsidising the most polluting form of transport

    Late last month, the World Trade Organisation told the USA and the EU what it thinks of US subsidies to Boeing (story, page 2). Last June, the WTO delivered a similar verdict on EU subsidies to Airbus. Of course both sides claim that the ...

    Jos Dings

  • 50by50 Prospects and Progress

    50by50 Prospects and Progress

    The Global Fuel Economy Initiative was launched in early 2009. It set a target of improving the average fuel economy (in litre/100km terms) for the global lightduty vehicle fleet by at least 50% by 2050 (50by50).1 This level of improvement is ...

    George Eads

  • Changing perspectives, how the EU budget can shape a sustainable future

    Changing perspectives, how the EU budget can shape a sustainable future

    Protecting the environment and improving the quality of life for European citizens are integral aims and purposes for the European Union. Its policies and activities are mandated to be defined and implemented in line with environmental protection ...

    Antoine Kedzierski

  • European Union: T&E paper highlights full picture of transport emissions

    European Union: T&E paper highlights full picture of transport emissions

    The gulf between the transport sector’s increased greenhouse gas emissions and cuts from other sectors grew again in 2008. And aviation and shipping’s share of transport emissions rose from 18% in 2007 to 24% in 2008. These are two ...

    Jos Dings

  • The impacts of Europe’s biofuel plans on carbon emissions and land

    The impacts of Europe’s biofuel plans on carbon emissions and land

    A new study analyses the likely impacts on land use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of biofuel use by 2020, as projected in recently published National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs) in 23 EU member states. The analysis includes evidence ...