Spain cedes to industry pressure over environmental labelling for cars

Car industry pressure has delayed by at least two years the Spanish government’s plans to update car labelling in order accurately to reflect vehicles’ environmental impact and to assist... Read more

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Air pollution continues to kill hundreds of thousands in Europe

Better air quality would have prevented 178,000 deaths across the EU in 2019, a damning analysis by the European Environment Agency revealed on Monday.


Portugal latest to face EU court over excessive NO2 levels

The Portuguese government will have to answer for breaching air pollution limits, the European Commission has announced in its latest monthly infringement package.


New trucks could be exceeding EU air pollution limits, study suggests

Even some of the newest lorries on Europe’s roads could be exceeding the current Euro VI limits for emissions of toxic nitrogen oxides, according to a study by the Technical University of Graz in Austria into their performance under typical urban driving conditions.


Industrial pollution cost Europe 2-3% of GDP in 2017, EEA says

Pollutants from Europe’s industrial plants are estimated to have cost between €277bn and €433bn in 2017, with less than 2% of facilities responsible for half the damage, a study by the European Environment Agency has found.


Car industry under fire over ‘misleading’ Euro 7 lobbying

Green group Transport & Environment has hit out at Europe’s automakers over what it sees as a “misleading” attempt to weaken recommended emissions standards for trucks and cars.

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