A high tax on carbon emissions is strictly necessary to halt climate change, according to Gaël Giraud, chief economist in the French development agency (AFD). EURACTIV’s partner Journal de l’Environnement reports.
Volkswagen's top-of-the-range automaker Audi said on Monday (28 September) that 2.1 million of its diesel cars worldwide are fitted with the sophisticated software enabling them to cheat emission tests.
Cutting the European Union's greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent from 1990 levels by 2030 would reduce economic growth by a fraction of a percent, Britain's minister for energy and climate change said on Thursday.
European carmakers are on track to meet their CO2 emission targets without special support, contrary to what the German government is arguing, according to green campaign group Transport & Environment (T&E).
German diktats to the Irish EU presidency are responsible for freezing a hard-fought deal to cap emissions from Europe’s cars by 2020, which was set to be rubber-stamped at the European summit, diplomatic sources say.
The EU’s proposal to grant “super credits” to carmakers for low-emission vehicles threatens to add at least 10g of CO2 per kilometre to the EU’s 2020 target, say Green groups and other transport stakeholders.
Carbon dioxide emissions have risen by even more than previously thought, according to new data analysed by the Guardian newspaper, casting doubt on whether the world can avoid dangerous climate change.
Europe’s airline executives launched a new salvo against the EU’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) yesterday (24 May), just weeks before an international working group is due to make new proposals aimed at resolving the dispute over pricing air carbon emissions.
A proposal allowing eastern European member states to bank some €3.2 billion of unused carbon credits if they agree to extend the EU’s emissions reductions target from 20% to 30% was made in a policy paper at the Durban Climate Summit last month, seen by EURACTIV.
If all Europeans cycled as much as the Danes, the EU could meet more than a quarter of its 2050 target for a 60% cut in carbon dioxide emissions in the transport sector, according to the first study of cycling’s CO2 mitigation potential.
A row has broken out over a Canadian lobbying mission to the British Foreign Office that opposes the EU’s proposed Fuel Quality Directive. The dispute involves apparently inaccurate information about California’s fuel quality regulations and threats of legal action.
European rules forcing all airlines to pay for carbon emissions are within the law, an adviser to Europe's highest court said on Thursday (6 October), in the latest stage of a bitter battle between the European Union and the aviation industry.
Peter Vis, the chief of staff of EU Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard, has broken with protocol to warn that the European Commission's draft Energy Efficiency Directive could "undermine" the bloc's carbon market.
The European Union should deepen cuts to greenhouse gases beyond the current 20% target by the end of this decade, according to environment ministers from seven EU countries, including Britain and Germany.