EEA hails ‘steady but slow’ drop in Europe’s air pollution

Levels of Europe’s main air pollutants continued to fall between 2017 and 2018, according to data compiled by the European Environment Agency, in part crediting emissions abatement technology and... Read more

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Progress towards air quality targets ‘off track’ as new vehicle emissions continue to rise

At least half of EU member states risk missing binding air quality targets for 2030, according to a European Commission analysis that comes on the back of figures showing CO2 emissions from new vehicles continued to rise last year

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Air pollution targeted in latest round of EU infringement action

Slovenia has been threatened with court and a raft of EU countries have been put on formal notice over continued failures to comply with EU rules on air pollution, in the latest development in the European Commission's efforts to enforce limits on harmful pollutants.


Covid-19: €26bn of bailouts for airlines with no binding green conditions

European airlines are set to benefit from €26bn of bailouts with governments failing to impose environmental conditions, according to analysis by green groups


Electric cars reach record market share despite Covid-19 auto-market slump

Sales of electric cars were boosted in the first quarter of 2020 despite a slump in combustion engine passenger vehicles triggered by the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis


Covid-19: Governments acknowledge role for cycling amid crisis

Madrid city council will reopen its public cycle-hire scheme Bicimad this week, following more than a month’s closure, in recognition of ‘the fundamental role of the bicycle as an alternative means of mobility in the current crisis’, the council announced last Friday

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