Green groups challenge calls from car manufacturers to delay emissions regulations

Environmental groups have urged the European Commission to resist calls from car manufacturers to postpone the introduction of forthcoming vehicle emissions legislation because of the Covid-19... Read more

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MEPs demand more stringent NOx emissions tests

On-road tests for vehicle nitrogen oxide emissions must be tightened, with a ‘conformity factor’ giving a degree of leeway tightened immediately and ended by September 2022, the European Parliament's environment committee has agreed


Parliament committee pushes to include shipping in emissions trading

Lawmakers on the European Parliament’s ENVI committee voted on Tuesday to bring shipping into the EU emissions trading system, as one of a series of amendments to a European Commission proposal revising the rules on reporting maritime emissions


Expanded EU emissions trading would have ‘little climate benefit’

European Commission plans to assess expanding the emissions trading system (ETS) to road transport and buildings would have little environmental benefit but would significantly increase living costs for poorer households, experts have found


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


'Long overdue' aviation fuel tax could raise billions, campaigners say

A levy on the kerosene burned by airlines in Europe could raise billions of euros if national governments would agree to end a ‘nonsensical’ tax exemption, campaigners have said

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