European cities push green vehicle procurement
A network representing over 100 European cities has called for the development of purchasing syndicates for clean buses. Following a meeting in Brussels, the Civitas initiative said that, in the absence of European or national legislation, it had a "unique opportunity" to use green procurement to boost the volume and quality of clean vehicles and fuels production. The European Commission's 2000 proposal for an EU target of 20% biofuels and other substitute fuels by 2020 (EED 20/08/01) "can be met", Civitas said. See press release.