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Car efficiency soap opera

Press release | October 14, 2013 at 14:08

Brussels – At a meeting of EU environment ministers in Luxembourg today, Germany again managed to buy more time in order to dilute new EU legislation on how carmakers should limit CO2 emissions from new cars. Ministers tasked the Lithuanian EU...

Volkswagen admits ‘irregularities’ in CO2 emissions – Greenpeace response

Press release | November 4, 2015 at 16:22

Amsterdam – Greenpeace has condemned the revelation that Volkswagen has understated CO2 emissions on about 800,000 cars in Europe, calling for a full and independent inquiry into the carmaker’s operations.

Greenpeace comment on Environment Council’s discussion on dieselgate

Press release | October 26, 2015 at 12:29

Brussels – EU environment ministers at today’s council meeting in Luxembourg will discuss the manipulation of emission control systems in cars and the introduction of real driving emission tests. Austria and Denmark, supported by France, Slovenia...

EU legislators give in to German bullying on car efficiency standards

Press release | June 24, 2013 at 22:50

Brussels – German car-makers could secure a two or three-year delay in carbon emission standards for cars sold in Europe in 2020, warned Greenpeace. EU negotiators meeting in Brussels agreed to widen proposed loopholes to please makers of...

Greenpeace comment on leaked plans to set carbon emission standards for cars

Press release | June 7, 2012 at 12:39

Brussels – Media reports have leaked a European Commission proposal to set carbon emission standards for cars [1]. The draft legislation says new cars should emit no more than 95g of carbon (CO2) per kilometre in 2020 and that stricter targets...

MEPs bend but do not break under car lobby pressure

Press release | April 24, 2013 at 15:03

Brussels, 24 April 2013 – Members of the European Parliament’s environment committee have voted in favour of long-term targets to improve car fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions by 2025. But MEPs also voted to weaken the EU’s 2020 target...

WTO implications of reporting measures for tar sands under the Fuel Quality Directive

Publication | June 1, 2011 at 14:30

To measure progress toward the FQD GHG emissions reduction target, the European Commission is designing reporting measures which will outline default values for the lifecycle GHG emissions of transport fuels derived from different sources,...

Car emissions thriller could end badly

Blog entry by Franziska Achterberg | December 17, 2012

When I see a bad thriller movie for the second or third time on a late-night TV re-run, rarely do I find it any more appealing: I already know the plot, I can remember the butler did it and I am reminded that, even the first time I saw...

Europe in the slow lane on car efficiency standards

Press release | July 11, 2012 at 12:30

Brussels – Greenpeace today criticised the European Commission for diluting new proposed vehicle efficiency standards, following pressure from the car industry. The Commission has confirmed a previously agreed target of 95 grammes of CO2 per...

Blank cheque to EU car industry will not steer it out of the crisis

Press release | November 8, 2012 at 12:10

Brussels – The European Commissioner for industry Antonio Tajani today released an EU action plan for the troubled automobile industry. Greenpeace warned that the plan fails to give the sector a clear path out of the crisis.

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