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Hydrogen hybrid on trial

Tue, 2014-03-25 05:16
Commercial Group has taken delivery of its first hydrogen hybrid van as it examines the technology’s potential to cut costs and carbon emissions for itself and other fleets.
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BMW M5 im Test: Fahre mich in Versuchung

Tue, 2014-03-25 03:32
560 PS, von null auf hundert in 4,3 Sekunden - und ein gefühlter CO2-Ausstoß wie ein Kohlekraftwerk: Der BMW M5 ist eine in jeder Hinsicht extreme Sportlimousine. Kann die Faszination roher Gewalt über das Öko-Gewissen siegen? Ein Selbstversuch.
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Quels hybrides au bout de la prise?

Tue, 2014-03-25 01:00
Aucun segment n'est épargné par l'hybride rechargeable. Cette technologie contribue à la traque du CO2.
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LowCVP provides input to DfT Call for Evidence on Advanced Fuels

Mon, 2014-03-24 11:31

In its response to the Department for Transport's Advanced Fuels Call for Evidence, the LowCVP says that Government will need to support the deployment of a range of advanced fuels if the road transport sector is to play a full role in achieving the UK’s 2050 CO2 targets. The LowCVP submission was prepared following extensive consultation with Partnership stakeholders.

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Fahrbericht Alfa Romeo 4C: Das kleine Klangwerk

Mon, 2014-03-24 10:41
Alfa Romeo - das war mal eine heißblütige Sportwagenmarke, doch das letzte Modell mit Traumwagenpotenzial liegt Jahre zurück. Jetzt röhrt der Zweisitzer 4C an den Start und erfüllt die Wünsche vieler Sportwagenfans: Nach einem leichten, puristischen Renner.
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New LowCVP member to compete in World Advanced Vehicle Expedition

Mon, 2014-03-24 07:04

New LowCVP member, EV Matters Ltd has been involved in a number of trials seeking to demonstrate the flexibility and versatility of battery electric vehicles. For 2014 the company is committed to two further trials, more challenging than anything attempted before.

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EU lawmakers reject deal to exempt foreign flights from CO2 charges

Sun, 2014-03-23 15:53

Lawmakers in the European Parliament's Environment Committee voted on Wednesday (19 March) to reject a compromise deal exempting long-haul flights from the EU's aviation emissions scheme until the end of 2016, saying the EU would not bow to foreign pressure.

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Parliament set for 'drama' over aviation emissions vote

Sun, 2014-03-23 15:53

A compromise agreement reached with EU member states earlier this month over carbon emission allowances for aviation is set for rejection in the European Parliament today (19 March) as political groups have rallied to denounce “bullying” from China, Russia and the United States.

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Car coolant rejected by Daimler is safe: EU scientists

Sun, 2014-03-23 15:53

EU scientists have found that the new car coolant at the centre of a dispute that has pitched regulators against Germany and its luxury carmaker Daimler does not pose any serious safety risks, the European Commission said on Friday.

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Russian pressure could stall life-saving shipping pollution cut

Sun, 2014-03-23 15:53

A bid to limit dangerous Nitrogen Oxide (Nox) emissions from new ships is in danger of being delayed until 2021, because of pressure from Russia that may be felt in a meeting of EU diplomats today (7 March). 

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Kallas: Global aviation emissions talks 'a nightmare'

Sun, 2014-03-23 15:53

As the EU institutions found a fragile compromise on the emissions trading scheme for aviation, the EU commissioner in charge of transport said the EU executive was still “committed to the ETS” and put the blame on member states for its failure.

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EU agrees draft plan for aviation emissions

Sun, 2014-03-23 15:53

The European Union on Tuesday (4 March) reached a preliminary deal on a law that will exempt long-haul flights from paying for carbon emissions until 2016, EU sources said.

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Europe needs a better biofuels policy

Sun, 2014-03-23 15:53

Private sector biofuels investment has been killed off by the Renewable Energy Directive, and only a clear, stable policy offering certainty up until 2030 will revive it, argues Eric Sievers. 

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MEPs vote in changes to fourth railway package

Sun, 2014-03-23 15:53

The European Parliament adopted yesterday (26 February) in a first reading amended rules for European railways, much to the Commission’s disappointment.

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Driving down vehicle emissions post-2020

Sun, 2014-03-23 15:53

A vote in the European Parliament this week finalised CO2 targets for new cars in 2020. But the agreement also highlights a policy-chasm in plans to reduce emissions from vehicles after 2020, writes Greg Archer.

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Brussels makes concessions on state aid to regional airports

Sun, 2014-03-23 15:53

New European Commission rules for state aid to aviation will be more flexible for airports with up to 700,000 passengers per year until 2024, but green campaigners are angry at the EU executive for “backing down”.

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EU parliament backs tougher car emissions limits

Sun, 2014-03-23 15:53

Members of the European Parliament voted through the world's toughest carbon dioxide standards for new cars on Tuesday (25 February), prompting a cautious welcome from environmental campaigners.

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The truth behind (not so) cheap flights

Sun, 2014-03-23 15:53

As the European Commission publishes its new state aid guidelines for airports and airlines on 19 February 2014, Jacek Krawczyk argues that aviation needs to be treated as a business by restoring a level playing field in the sector and stop the race for subsidies.

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MEPs join forces to raise EU state aid limit on regional airports

Sun, 2014-03-23 15:53

A group of lawmakers has called on the European Commission to raise the state aid threshold for regional airports, arguing they are “vital” to the local economy and create “thousands of direct and indirect jobs”. But green campaigners disagree entirely and back what they describe as a “balanced” set of rules.

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MEP: 'A three-hour delay equals flight cancellation'

Sun, 2014-03-23 15:53

The toughest challenge in the upcoming negotiations with EU member states regarding air passengers’ rights legislation is the definition of “extraordinary circumstances” for flight cancellations, according to Georges Bach, the rapporteur on the dossier for the European Parliament. Bach spoke to EurActiv Greece in an interview.

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