Green NGO did not misuse funds, top German court rules

By |julij 5th, 2019|Car emissions, car industry, charitable status, clean air, Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH), dieselgate, Federal court of justice, Germany, News|

Deutsche Umwelthilfe, an environmental association, was cleared yesterday (4 July) from accusations that it misused funds raised through the numerous legal cases it won before German courts. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Top German carmakers charged with blocking clean emissions technology

By |april 5th, 2019|BMW, Car emissions, competition, dieselgate, European Commission, News, Pollution|

BMW and Volkswagen face possible hefty fines after EU antitrust regulators on Friday (5 April) charged the German carmakers and whistleblower Daimler with colluding to block the rollout of clean emissions technology.

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COP24 diary – day #4

By |december 6th, 2018|Bulgaria, Canada, Car emissions, COP21, COP24, France, Germany, News, Russia, shipping emissions|

Over this special series on COP24, EURACTIV gives you a glimpse into the goings on of the UN climate conference in Katowice and what is driving the conversation there. In this edition: An update on the negotiations, Bulgaria, Canada, open letters, the ...

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The importance of periodic vehicle emission tests for air quality [Promoted content]

By |oktober 1st, 2018|Car emissions, News, NOx|

European legislation has a very good instrument to detect high emitting vehicles in use - the periodic emission test of vehicles.

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New emissions tests push BMW into profit warning

By |september 26th, 2018|Car emissions, car industry, dieselgate, News, WLTP|

German high-end carmaker BMW said Tuesday (25 September) that new stricter emissions tests for cars as well as refits to older vehicles and global trade tensions would leave revenues and profits short of its full-year forecast.

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Europe’s cities need to start delivering smart mobility

By |junij 25th, 2018|Car emissions, congestion, diesel cars, future mobility, hybrid cars, News, smart mobility|

European cities are currently toying with various types of urban vehicle access restrictions. Though these cities mean well, such restrictions are burdensome and come at a cost for motorists, so smart mobility measures need to be proposed instead, writ...

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European cities take Commission to court over air quality in landmark case

By |maj 18th, 2018|Air Pollution, Air Quality Directive, Anne Hidalgo, Brussels, Car emissions, CJEU, diesel cars, European Court of Justice, Madrid, Manuela Carmena, News, Paris|

In the same week that the European Commission announced it would take six countries to court for breaking air pollution limits, three major cities said they would start legal action against the EU executive. They accuse the Commission of  giving in to automotive lobbies. EURACTIV’s partner La Tribune reports.

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Socialists float 40% emission cut for cars in Europe by 2030

By |januar 30th, 2018|Automotive Industry, Car emissions, Cars and CO2, Germany, News|

The centre-left Socialists and Democrats (S&D) faction in the European Parliament are gearing up for a fight over EU car emission standards for 2030, floating a 40% cut in CO2 and suggesting a radical change in the way emissions are measured in the first place.

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Common failures in predicting future oil demand

By |december 5th, 2017|Car emissions, Clean Mobility Package, electric vehicles, fuel efficiency, News, oil and gas industry|

In a world where technologies are evolving at a blistering pace, many are struggling to make smart choices, especially in the area of transport, writes Pete Harrison.

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EU Commission taken to court over new emissions tests for vehicles

By |oktober 9th, 2017|Car emissions, CO2 emissions, dieselgate, News, NOx pollution|

Environmental group ClientEarth has taken legal action against the European Commission's new rules for car emissions tests, which will allow manufacturers to keep their emissions control systems secret and, according to the group, cause another Dieselg...

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