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  • Reducing CO2 emissions from cars

    The EU Environment Council that met last week in Luxemburg discussed, in a public session, a draft regulation aimed at reducing CO2 emissions from new passenger cars. The planned legislation is part of the Union's strategy to combat climate change. At present, passenger cars account for about 12 % of carbon emissions in the European Union. All member states agree on the objective of reducing ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Deal reached on car emission standards

    Representatives of the European parliament and council of ministers have provisionally agreed next generation limits on passenger car pollution.  The law will set new Euro 5 standards for fine particles, hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides (NOx) from 2009, and tougher Euro 6 standards for NOx only from 2014 (EED 07/11/06). In the discussions, the council basically accepted parliament’s proposed ...

  • Parliament decides not to veto car emissions test update

    A move to veto a plan to temporarily raise NOx emission limits for diesel cars was rejected by MEPs on Wednesday, after the EU Commission promised a review clause and tabled a long-term legislative proposal to revamp the EU car approval regime. This followed ...


    By European Parliament

  • How do we reduce CO2 emissions for cars?

    The Danish Ecological Council, the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation and Norwegian Society for the Conservation of Nature, in collaboration with organisations from Iceland and Finland, have carried out a project on the use of economic means to limit CO2 emissions from cars in the Nordic countries. Economic means - when used correctly - are one of the most important tools to influence ...


    By The Nordic Council

  • ACEA disappointed by the outcome of car emissions vote

    The European automobile manufacturers are disappointed by the outcome of the vote, today, in the Environment Committee of the European Parliament on the legislative proposal to reduce CO2 emissions from cars. “The MEPs missed the opportunity to help shape a realistic framework for the car industry enabling manufacturers to continue contributing to the CO2 reduction objectives of the EU to the ...

  • MEPs support tough action on car emissions

    MEPs in the European Parliament today voted to make carmakers play a much greater role in tackling climate change and rejected car industry attempts to weaken proposed legislation on the fuel efficiency of new cars. With an overwhelming majority, the Parliament's Environment Committee backed the European Commission's proposal to cut average emissions from new cars to no more than 130 grammes of ...


  • Details of EU car CO2 emissions plan emerge

    Details are emerging of the content of a European commission policy paper expected next week to propose binding legislation forcing manufacturers to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from new vehicle models. According to a draft undergoing internal consultation, carmakers would be legally obliged to achieve a target of 125 grams per kilometre by 2012. Other measures would be introduced to ...

  • CO2 emission standards for cars: ETUC regrets retreat

    The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) is disappointed over the outcome of the vote by the European Parliament Industry Committee because it weakens the proposals aimed at forcing vehicle manufacturers to reduce CO2 emissions from new passenger cars. ETUC still defends the entry into force of the system in 2012 and calls for a serious study on the possible impacts of such legislation on ...

  • Keeping the carbon in the car

    The Georgia Institute of Technology wants to make a hydrogen-fueled vehicle that separates and stores carbon dioxide until it can be sequestered The Georgia Institute of Technology has thrown one more idea into the mix: a zero-emission, hydrogen-powered car that would separate carbon dioxide from liquid fuel and gather it for sequestration underground or in the ocean. Further down the line, the ...

  • Car and van makers continue to meet CO2 emission targets ahead of schedule

    A new EEA report, 'Monitoring CO2 emissions from passenger cars and vans in 2013' presents final data for both vehicle types, updating preliminary data published earlier this year. The average passenger ...

  • Car industry split over response to 2020 emissions target

    The process that will confirm how Europe’s 2020 emissions target for new cars should be reached has begun, with the leaders of Europe’s car makers greeted by a ‘Star Wars’ style protest. The current limit for new cars is 130g of carbon dioxide per kilometre to be achieved by 2015, and Europe has a target of 95 g/km for 2020. Meeting in Brussels earlier this month, car ...

  • EU emissions figures show cars are getting heavier again

    The European car fleet is getting heavier again, partly because the EU’s carbon dioxide standards are more lenient for heavy cars than for light cars. That is one of the conclusions from new data published by the EU last month. Average CO2 emissions from new cars fell by 3.7% in 2010, but without the rise in overall weight, the reduction would have been around 5%. The 3.7% decrease ...

  • US sues VW over emissions-cheating software in diesel cars

    The Justice Department sued Volkswagen on Monday over emissions-cheating software found in nearly 600,000 vehicles sold in the United States, potentially exposing the company to billions of dollars in penalties for clean air violations. The civil complaint against the German automaker, filed on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency in U.S. District Court in Detroit, alleges the company ...


    By Associated Press

  • EC proposes to reduce average CO2 emissions of new cars to 120g/km

    The European Commission proposed legislation on 19 December to reduce the average CO2 emissions of new passenger cars to 120 grams per kilometre by 2012. The proposed legislation is the cornerstone of the EU's strategy to improve the fuel economy of cars, which account for about 12% of the European Union's carbon emissions. The proposal further underlines the EU's leadership and determination to ...

  • New generation diesel cars are likely to exceed emissions standards on the road

    More Europeans are driving diesel cars, with important implications for vehicle emissions. A new study suggests that diesel cars may emit nitrogen oxides (NOx) at levels far higher than emissions standards, even when considering the newest generation of diesel cars. Part of the problem is that tests of vehicle emissions in the laboratory do not accurately reflect on-road emissions. Owing ...

  • MEPs ask EU Commission to monitor investigations into car emission test fraud

    Emissions testing fraud should be investigated thoroughly and those responsible should face appropriate sanctions, say MEPs in a resolution voted on Tuesday. They say that the EU emissions testing system should be strengthened to ensure that EU emission limits are respected and that vehicles exceeding these limits are discovered quickly. They also recommend considering whether to establish an ...


    By European Commission

  • European governments focus on reducing CO2 emissions from cars

    EU Environment Council, 3 March - the council adopted conclusions on environment focusing on the following priorities: climate change and energy, halting biodiversity loss, environmental technologies, sustainable consumption and production, and simplification of legislation. The conclusions will be submitted to the spring European Council. The Council held policy debates on the climate action and ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Chinese electric cars ‘worse than petrol’ for greenhouse gas emissions

    Running an electric vehicle in China would emit more greenhouse gases than its petrol-fuelled equivalent, according to an expert in emissions reduction projects. Despite the country's expertise in electric vehicles and its growing manufacturing base - Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn only this week said it is ready to build an electric car in China - the country's power grid is so dominated by dirty coal ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • On-board carbon capture for cars

    Capturing carbon dioxide at source from vehicles in the transportation sector and small-scale power plants could significantly cut overall carbon emissions to the atmosphere in the short-term, while playing a strategic role in the development of a sustainable carbon economy in the longer-term. New research suggests that it is feasible to capture and store CO2 emissions at the point of generation ...

  • Electromobility and the `Urbanized` Car

    With China slated to be the world's biggest market for auto sales and exports by 2025, and demand for electric vehicles expected to be the highest in emerging markets, global auto players should have a clearer vision of the way forward on issues critical to the industry. But it appears they don't just yet, according to KPMG International's 13th annual ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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