France loses diesel pollution fight in EU court

By |oktober 25th, 2019|diesel, dieselgate, News, nitrogen dioxide, NO2|

The EU's top court ruled on Thursday (24 October) that France has persistently exceeded the threshold limit for nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a polluting gas from diesel motors that causes major health problems.

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In legal first, court faults France over air pollution

By |junij 26th, 2019|Air Pollution, diesel, fine particles, News, Paris, particulate matter|

A court on Tuesday (25 June) found the French state had failed to take sufficient steps to limit air pollution around Paris, a legal first in the country hailed by environmental campaigners as a victory for victims of dirty air.

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German lawyers advise against Dieselgate class action suit

By |junij 7th, 2019|class action, diesel, dieselgate, News, Volkswagen, VW|

Two of Germany's largest consumer protection groups have launched a class action lawsuit against the VW Group over Dieselgate. With proceedings set to start in September, some lawyers have warned plaintiffs of the risks they run by pursuing the case. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Merkel promises new legislation to ward off diesel driving bans

By |oktober 23rd, 2018|Angela Merkel, car industry, CDU, diesel, diesel cars, dieselgate, Germany, News, NOx|

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, campaigning for her Christian Democrats (CDU) to retain control of the crucial state of Hesse in next Sunday’s election, promised legislation to ward off the threat of air pollution leading to driving bans.

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Transport’s role in improving air quality in Europe: How best to co-ordinate regulation?

By |junij 27th, 2018|air quality, diesel, dieselgate, News|

Some 40 million people in the 115 largest cities in the European Union are exposed to air exceeding WHO air quality guideline values for at least one pollutant, resulting in approximately 100,000 premature adult deaths each year.

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Europe grapples with policy patchwork to tackle air pollution

By |junij 27th, 2018|Air Pollution, air quality, diesel, dieselgate, ExxonMobil, News, public transport|

The patchwork of measures to fight air pollution currently in place across European cities is not only inefficient but sometimes counter-productive, said participants at a EURACTIV event on Tuesday (26 June).

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Strong climate action will help combat Europe’s urban air crisis

By |maj 2nd, 2018|Air Pollution, Clean Air Package, coal phase-out, diesel, News, nitrogen dioxide, particulate matter|

New research published this week in “The Lancet Planetary Health” reveals a promising path towards clean, healthy air: strong climate change policy, writes Dr. Melissa C. Lott.

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The challenges of the petroleum sector [Promoted content]

By |marec 28th, 2018|diesel, GHG emissions, liquid fuel, London, News, Norway, Paris, petrol|

How can the refining sector contribute to the reduction of transport greenhouse gas emissions and the improvement of air quality?

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Off-limit new diesel cars evade European city bans

By |marec 14th, 2018|Air Pollution, diesel, diesel cars, dieselgate, News|

The vast majority of new diesel-powered vehicles that don’t meet EU emission limits still manage to escape low emission zones or diesel bans in European cities, according to new research published today (14 March).

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The death of diesel: Can struggling industry woo back consumers?

By |marec 5th, 2018|diesel, diesel cars, diesel fuel, dieselgate, News, petrol|

Amid fears about pollution, penalties and bans, buyers are abandoning diesel cars in droves. EURACTIV's media partner The Guardian reports.

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