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The European Commission is considering "all possible options" regarding a stalled proposal to bolster the rights of stranded air passengers, which could ultimately lead to the withdrawal of the package, officials say.
While government policy allied with industry action have been effective in delivering rapid cuts in average new car CO2 emissions, this success is causing a challenge in the form of static or declining revenues from the motor sector. To help address this, the SMMT launched a new report, by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) which considers the future of motoring taxation, focusing primarily on the role of vehicle excise duty (VED).
Average UK new car CO2 emissions fell 2.9% in 2014 compared with the previous year according to the latest annual SMMT New Car CO2 Report. Average emissions are down by almost a quarter since 2007 to 124.6g/km; 4.2% below the EU's regulated target of 130g/km set for 2015.
The LowCVP and Cenex, will jointly hold the second LCV Networking Dinner on Wednesday 9 September 2015 at a new, bigger venue. Due to last year’s demand, the event will move to the Double Tree by Hilton at the MK Dons Stadium, nearly doubling the event capacity.
The European Parliament has given its final approval to a law limiting to 7% the use of crop-based biofuel in the transport sector. The European Commission said, in tabling the final proposal, that it's clear that biofuels can contribute to reducing GHG emissions from transport but that some can do more harm than good to the environment.
The UK's highest judicial body, the Supreme Court, has ruled that the UK Government must deliver plans to cut illegal levels of air pollution in Britain before the end of 2015.
The European Parliament passed a law on 28 April to drastically cut down on single-use plastic bags. EurActiv France reports.
All cars and light vans in Europe will have to be fitted with automatic emergency calling devices from April 2018 under new rules approved by European Union lawmakers on Tuesday (28 April), which could cut road deaths by 10% a year.
Pope Francis and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon voiced their shock on Tuesday over migrant deaths in the Mediterranean, and agreed on the need for tackling global warming, just weeks before the Vatican issues an official opinion on the controversy.