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EMISSIONS: European auto industry faces tough CO2 emissions reduction target for 2030

  • Date: 17-12-18
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Auto News Europe

BRUSSELS -- Auto industry groups warned that a European Union goal to cut CO2 emissions from cars by 37.5 percent and from vans by 31 percent by 2030 compared to 2021 levels would threaten automotive jobs and consumer choice.

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EMISSIONS: Real-world NOx emissions from remote sensing: An update of the TRUE rating

  • Date: 17-12-18
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: ICCT

Earlier this year the Real Urban Emissions initiative (TRUE, funded by the FIA Foundation and C40 Cities) completed a project using remote-sensing technology to measure nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from vehicles on the road at several sites in Greater London. The London project built on work we had done to analyze remote-sensing data collected from numerous locations in Europe over the past decade. The first analysis was the basis for the TRUE rating, a simple categorization scheme that rates

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EMISSIONS: 5 takeaways from the COP24 global climate summit

  • Date: 17-12-18
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Politico

1. The agreement won't stop climate change Will the rulebook save the planet? No, it won’t. Current climate pledges — if implemented — will limit warming to about 3 degrees Celsius. That's better than doing nothing, but far above what scientists consider safe.

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EMISSIONS: EU court backs cities' complaint on emissions, scraps higher NOx limits

  • Date: 14-12-18
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Reuters

A European Union court upheld on Thursday a complaint by the city authorities of Paris, Brussels and Madrid against an EU rule change on vehicle emissions they said had increased pollution, and it partly overturned the regulation.

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EMISSIONS: European Parliament rejects Austria’s rotten car CO2 deal

  • Date: 11-12-18
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Transport & Environment

Late last night in the 4th negotiation round the Austrian Presidency of the EU, the Commission and EU Parliament failed to reach an agreement on CO2 targets for cars and vans up to 2030. T&E deplores the stubbornness of the Austrian government in rejecting all Parliament’s and other Member States’ compromises and urges European countries and the Commission to start negotiating seriously.

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EMISSIONS: Affordable mobility threatened by car CO2 targets, major auto CEOs warn

  • Date: 10-12-18
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: ACEA

Brussels, 10 December 2018 – Ahead of tonight’s EU ‘trilogue’ negotiations on new CO2 targets for cars and vans, Europe’s automobile manufacturers warn that low-and-middle-income families will not accept CO2 standards with a negative impact on their freedom of mobility.

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EMISSIONS: Italy proposes measures to spur sales of low-emission cars

  • Date: 05-12-18
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Reuters

MILAN/ROME (Reuters) - Italy plans to offer subsidies of up to 6,000 euros ($6,800) to buyers of new low emission vehicles and will increase taxes on new petrol and diesel cars, two government officials said on Wednesday.

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EMISSIONS: Italy blames falling diesel share for rising CO2 emissions

  • Date: 05-12-18
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Auto News

According to UNRAE, “the fall in diesel sales triggered an increase in CO2 emissions of new cars sold. The weighted average of the CO2 emissions rose 3.9 percent to 117 g/km in November” from the same month of 2017.

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