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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

  • Council adopts regulation on the 2020 reduction of CO2 emissions from new passenger cars

    The Council today adopted1 a regulation on the 2020 reduction of CO2 emissions from new passenger cars (PE-CO#6;S 120/13, 6642/14 ADD 1 REV 1). The new regulation defines the terms and conditions for car manufacturers for reaching the 2020 target for CO2 emissions (95g CO2/km) from new passenger cars. A limited one-year phase-in period requires 95 % of new car sales to comply with the target in ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • CO2 emissions from new cars see biggest fall in 2009

    Average CO2 emissions from new cars sold in the EU dropped by 5% last year, the biggest annual fall ever recorded, a report published today by the European Commission shows. The Commission also adopted detailed rules to harmonise the monitoring of CO2 emissions from cars across the EU. Commissioner Hedegaard will report on these developments in this afternoon's meeting of the High-Level Group ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 CO2 emissions: Environment Committee backs agreement with Council

    An agreement with the Council of Ministers on new rules designed to achieve the CO2 emission reduction target of 95g/km for new cars by 2020 was endorsed by the Environment Committee on Tuesday. The text retains this target, albeit with a limited “phase-in” in 2020, and allows “super credits” for the least-polluting cars in each manufacturer’s range to be counted ...


    By European Parliament

  • CO2 emissions from new vehicles in Europe continued to decrease in 2014

    Vehicles sold in the European Union in 2014 were, on average, 2.5% more efficient than those sold the previous year, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The report, which updates the preliminary data published earlier this year, tracks progress towards CO2 emission targets for new passenger cars and vans. According to the EEA report ...

  • Commission opts for binding 130g CO2 car target

    The European commission will propose legislation forcing carmakers to cut average carbon dioxide emissions from all new cars sold in the EU to 130 grams per kilometre by 2012, it revealed on Wednesday. ...

  • CO2 emissions: cleaner vans by 2020

    The CO2 emission limit for new light commercial vehicles sold in the EU is to be reduced from 203 g/km today to 147 g/km by 2020, under draft legislation approved by the European Parliament on Tuesday. The text, already informally agreed with EU ministers, also calls for the introduction of more reliable CO2 emission testing methods. "We achieved a result after some difficult ...


    By European Commission

  • Carbon efficiency of new cars is increasing

    Preliminary data published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA) show that new passenger cars registered in the European Union (EU) in 2010 are emitting 3.7 % less CO2 per kilometre travelled than new cars from 2009. A new data viewer with confirmed data will be available in October allowing consumers to compare the carbon efficiency of cars from different manufacturers. The ...

  • More science funding needed to meet CO2 targets for car industry

    Research funding needs to be increased to meet binding CO2 targets in the car industry, says the Industry Committee's report on a competitive automotive regulatory framework (CARS 21). The committee adds that cars should be permitted to emit more CO2 if these emissions result from mandatory safety measures, and that intellectual property rights must be effectively protected worldwide. The ...


    By European Parliament

  • Most car manufacturers on track to meet 2012 CO2 targets

    In 2011, average CO2 vehicle emissions for most carmakers were below target levels estimated for 2012. This was the situation for 47 carmakers, responsible for 95% of the new cars registered in the EU in 2011, according to the latest European Environment Agency (EEA) analysis. The findings come from the EEA report, ...

  • Germany pushes to delay agreed CO2 limit for cars by four years

    The German government has proposed to postpone the implementation of the 95g CO2/km standard for new cars from 2020 to 2024, according to a proposal distributed to European ministers last Friday. This latest German attempt would effectively raise the ...

  • CO2-based vehicle taxes: Encouraging the switch to fuel-efficient cars

    'Ireland introduced changes to its vehicle tax system in July 2008. Higher taxes are now placed on vehicles which emit higher levels of carbon. A recent study has investigated how these fiscal policies influence the demand for new cars and how effective these changes are in reducing CO2 emissions. The results suggest there will be an overall reduction in CO2 emissions of 3.6-3.8 per cent, but ...

  • More science funding needed to meet CO2 targets for car industry

    Research funding needs to be increased to meet binding CO2 targets in the car industry, says the European Parliament's report on a competitive automotive regulatory framework (CARS 21). The House adds that cars should be permitted to emit more CO2 if these emissions result from mandatory safety measures, and that intellectual property rights must be effectively protected worldwide. The report was ...


    By European Parliament

  • Emissions from Airplanes Beg For New Standards

    The next time you consider flying to a “green” event, think about the impact of air travel. According to Flying Clean, long haul flights produce on average twice as much emissions per mile traveled per passenger than cars and short haul flights produce three times as much.  At the time ...


    By Earth Day Network

  • Could global CO2 emissions drop to zero by 2100? Shell says Yes.

    One might exercise a degree of caution when one of the world's largest fossil fuel energy companies predicts a dramatic decline in CO2 emissions, but Royal Dutch Shell has released two plausible scenarios on possible ways to reach near zero emissions by 2100. The new scenarios explore two possible ways the world's energy system could unfold in the 21st century, with dramatically different ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EU moves a step closer to stopping the oil waste from cars

    Transport & Environment (T&E) welcomes the outcome of a key vote today to make passenger cars more fuel-efficient in 2020 and beyond. The Environment Committee of the European Parliament confirmed that new cars sold in 2020 should achieve an average fuel economy of around 3.9 litres/100km [1]. Parliament also recommended fuel consumption of new cars should fall to below 3 litres/100km by ...

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