The Portuguese government has moved swiftly to implement recent recommendations by a commission of experts on green tax reform, approving CO2 and plastic bag charges ..
News 17 Oct 2014
Car taxation based on greenhouse gas emissions has caused a “profound change” in the new car fleet in Ireland, according to the country’s sustainable energy ..
News 13 Oct 2014
Some member states have not used any of their European Regional Development Fund money for 2007-13 to support biodiversity, the European Court of Auditors found ..
News 17 Sep 2014
Member states’ rural development programmes for 2014-20 show widely varying approaches to ‘greening’ agriculture, a senior European Commission official has said ..
News 16 Sep 2014
The environment agency says the plan fails to take mileage into account and revenues should also be used to renew Germany’s rail network ..
News 10 Jul 2014
The revised tax on lorries weighing more than 3.5 tonnes will cover a 4,000km network of national and local roads outside of the existing tolling ..
News 24 Jun 2014
Germany will extend the geographical scope of its €4.5bn lorry toll and bring another 80,000 vehicles into the scheme beginning in 2015 ..
News 28 Mar 2014
The region hopes to raise €50m per year with new environmental taxes on nuclear power, aviation and industrial emissions announced this week ..
News 13 Sep 2013
The tax will apply now from 1 January 2014 because of technical difficulties. Only 1% of the targeted lorries have been registered so far ..
News 6 Sep 2013
The Lithuanian presidency of the EU will convene council talks on 23 July on the stalled proposal to overhaul the 2003 energy taxation directive ..
News 10 Jul 2013
Continuing disagreements over issues including ‘greening’ are pushing a deal out of reach, MEPs have warned ..
News 18 Jun 2013
Car taxation should be based on factors such as CO2 emissions that help deliver common policy goals rather than on technology-specific criteria, says Brussels ..
News 14 Dec 2012
Arrangements for the closure of the Netherlands' pioneering industrial air pollutant trading scheme were set out on Friday ..
News 10 Oct 2012
Green group DUH has urged Germany's federal government to reform car taxation, saying transport sector efforts to move to low-carbon energy are being hampered ..
News 19 Jul 2012