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  • MEPs back law to curb harmful traffic noise

    Noise limits for cars will be tightened to protect public health, under new rules informally agreed with EU ministers and endorsed by Parliament on Wednesday. The new law requires the introduction of labels to inform buyers of the noise levels of new cars, as well as the addition of sound to hybrid and electric vehicles to alert pedestrians. Persistent exposure to high levels of traffic ...


    By European Commission

  • Investeco, Renewal2 and Miovision Technologies partner to minimize the environmental footprint of traffic

    Renewal2 Fund and Investeco Capital are announcing an investment in Ontario-based Miovision Technologies, which develops intelligent technology solutions to address the environmental and infrastructure challenges facing today’s global transportation networks. Investeco Capital, a Toronto-based environmental venture capital fund manager and Renewal2, a Vancouver-based early-stage impact ...

  • Imtech: breakthrough in Denmark, high-tech traffic technology to help Copenhagen become CO2 neutral

    Gouda - Imtech (IM-AE, technical services provider in and outside Europe) secured its first order in Denmark. The high-tech traffic management solutions by Peek (the Imtech Traffic & Infra mobility specialist) for each of the 365 road junctions in Copenhagen represent an important contribution to making the Danish capital completely CO ...


    By Royal Imtech N.V

  • Putting clean air laws in to practice – report shows potential for improvement

    Air-related legislation in the EU aims to protect human health and the environment from pollution. But this legislation is not always fully implemented. Bridging this gap is the subject of a new publication from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The report is the result of collaboration between the EEA, the European Commission and 12 cities which participated in the Air ...

  • What laws would apply if there was a BP-type spill along the B.C. coast?

    Perhaps no single story has dominated news coverage recently like the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. It has raised questions about the legal status of offshore oil and gas development and tanker traffic along the west coast of British Columbia. Concerns about the status of B.C. offshore exploration became more acute when Calgary's Enbridge Inc. announced plans to construct and operate two ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Reducing airline emissions – can it be done?

    The aviation industry is in for an interesting year as the European Union kicked off 2008 by agreeing on a system that forces airlines flying to and from Europe into a cap and trade system for greenhouse gas emissions. The EU system proposes to cap carbon dioxide emissions for european and foreign airplanes alike, while allowing airlines to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New face of lorries to save lives and curb emissions

    Proposed changes to EU law, announced today, will make European lorries safer, cleaner and more fuel efficient. Transport & Environment and the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR) welcome the European Commission’s proposal on the weights and dimensions of lorries as a vital turning point for road safety and ...

  • Bid to cut 25% of UK transport emissions by 2020

    Transport’s contribution to climate change could be reduced by a quarter by 2020 according to new research published this week. The research comes as the Climate Change Bill passes into law and the Committee on Climate Change prepares to release its proposal for UK carbon budgets up to 2022. Transport is likely to be a key target: it accounts for 28% of UK carbon dioxide emissions and with ...

  • Data Centre CCP Reducing Cost & Carbon Emissions

    Data centres are high energy users, consuming significant amounts of electricity for their operations and in parallel require cooling for optimal performance. The high energy usage also means they potentially have high carbon emissions. These factors make data centres an interesting new frontier for combined heat and power technology. Or as there is a primary requirement for cooling rather than ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • EU Emissions Trading Scheme to Include Air Transport

    BRUSSELS, Belgium (ENS) - The European Commission today proposed legislation to bring greenhouse gas emissions from civil aviation into the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. The proposed directive will cover emissions from flights within the EU from 2011 and all flights to and from EU airports from 2012. Both EU and foreign aircraft operators would be covered. Like the industrial companies already ...

  • Data Centre CCP Reducing Cost & Carbon Emissions

    Data centres are high energy users, consuming significant amounts of electricity for their operations and in parallel require cooling for optimal performance. The high energy usage also means they potentially have high carbon emissions. These factors make data centres an interesting new frontier for combined heat and power technology. Or as there is a primary requirement for cooling rather than ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Aviation Industry Rejects Europe`s Climate Emissions Trading System

    MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, October 2, 2007 (ENS) - The United Nations body responsible for regulating the aviation industry, wound up its annual assembly in Montreal on Friday without requiring that airlines limit their greenhouse gas emissions by participating in the existing European emissions trading system. Instead, the International Civil Aviation Organization, ICAO, created a ...

  • EU-wide study confirms hydrogen is a key to zero-emission road transport

    Linde AG / EU-wide study confirms hydrogen is a key to zero-emission road transport Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. Munich, 15 November 2010 - Hydrogen-powered fuel-cell cars are set to play a key role in reducing the emissions of road transport ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • Excellent results from biofuel trial involving Neste Oil, Helsinki Region Transport, and Proventia: significantly reduced local emissions

    Neste Oil Corporation Press release 10 February 2011 at 11 am (EET) Excellent results from biofuel trial involving Neste Oil, Helsinki Region Transport, and Proventia: significantly reduced local emissions A three-year biofuel trial organized by Neste Oil, Helsinki Region Transport (HSL), and Proventia has recently been completed, and the results have ...


    By Marketwire

  • Entsorga-Enteco 2009 – Focus on `Air Quality Control & Emissions Protection`: Mission `Clean Air` forges ahead

    Air quality control is one of the success stories of European environmental policy. Ever fewer air pollutants are being released into the atmosphere from power stations, waste incineration plants,industrial processes. But this is no reason to sitback. Environmental policy is still focussing above all on nitrogen compounds such as NOx and ammonia as well as particulate matter and ground-level ...


    By Koelnmesse GmbH

  • Imtech: further growth of mobility solutions in Eastern Europe

    Gouda - Imtech (technical services provider in Europe) announces that it is becoming increasingly active in the mobility market in Eastern Europe. Recently, Imtech realised breakthrough orders for high-tech traffic solutions in Russia, Lithuania and Romania and strengthened its existing traffic position in Poland and ...


    By Royal Imtech N.V

  • Car-free Milan after PM pollution

    The Italian city of Milan was totally car-free for 10 hours on 9 October because pollution had exceeded permitted levels for 12 consecutive days. According to the Italian press, around 120 000 vehicles were affected by the ban, which started at 0800 and ended at 1800. Certain groups of high-emissions vehicles were banned three days earlier. A similar all-traffic ban happened in February. ...

  • Dutch plan to charge car drivers by the kilometre

    Over the next few years, all road users will start to pay for using their vehicle rather than for owning it. The kilometre charge will halve the number of traffic jams and benefit the environment, says the Dutch Ministry of Transportation Amststerdam (November 17, 2009) - Dutch drivers will be first in Europe to start paying according to the kilometres they drive rather than for owning a car, if ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Arctic melting opens sea route to more pollution

    As Arctic sea ice continues to melt at an alarming rate, maritime traffic is set to increase − and with it the pollution emitted by ships’ engines. A paper published by the  ...


    By Climate News Network

  • North Central Texas council of governments and houston-galveston area council recognized by the EPA for their clean air initiatives DALLAS

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has honored two Texas innovators for their commitment to clean air: The North Central Texas Council of Governments’ (NCTCOG) Regional Emissions Enforcement Program for assisting local law enforcement to reduce fraudulent and illegal emissions inspections activities, and the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s (HGAC) Commute Solution Program that ...

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