About: diesel fuel

Energy 22-08-2017

Fire at Dutch refinery reveals Europe’s dependence on imported diesel

Europe is known to be dependent from imported crude oil. But an incident at the EU’s biggest refinery has shown that the European continent has also become dependent on import of diesel fuel.

Transport 14-10-2016

Commission admits policing biofuels according to public opinion

The European Commission’s proposal for a gradual phase-out of conventional biofuels was based on public opinion, an EU official admitted.

Transport 05-10-2015

Carmakers urge EU to delay new emissions limits by a year

European carmakers have lobbied behind the scenes in Brussels for a one-year delay to the introduction of planned EU limits on nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, despite public uproar at the VW rigging scandal.

Transport 22-09-2015

German government decries diesel car emissions

Germany has been in the EU's bad books for a while now over its high urban nitrogen dioxide levels. In the midst of the Volkswagen scandal, Berlin puts the blame squarely on new diesel-powered cars emissions. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Parliament shoots down Commission’s energy tax plan

Conservatives in the European Parliament delivered a setback for European Commission plans to erase tax benefits for diesel fuel, saying that a period of austerity and high fuel costs is not the time for such moves.