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Clean air - it´s your move

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Lorries

WHAT ARE THE DIFFICULTIES THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSED? Lorries make up only 3% of registered vehicles.But they are: » Dirty: Almost 20% of all CO2 emissions in the EU come from road transport» Dangerous: twice as likely to kill than cars» Congesting: responsible for 20% of traffic jams» Expensive ...
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Let the cities decide!

Speeding is the number one reason for accidents on European roads. A default speed limit of 30 km/h (20 mph) in residential areas would » halve the braking distance and reaction time, » reduce fatal accidents by 42% The likelihood of an accident being fatal for pedestrians and cyclists is » 10% ...
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Reducing transport noise

THE HEALTH AND LIFE QUALITY OF MORE THAN  70 MILLION EU CITIZENS ARE PUT AT STAKE BY HARMFUL NOISE LEVELS FROM ROAD, RAIL AND AIRCRAFT THE CURRENT SITUATION EU legislation is currently divided into transport aspects (reducing noise at the source) and environmental policy (passive protectio...
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Rethink EU transport infrastructure

WHAT ARE THE TEN-T? The Trans-European Transport Networks (TEN-T) are a project of the European Union to co-fund the establishment of a transport infrastructure connecting all EU Member States. Ever since its first conception however, a contradiction exists between the number and size of projects an...
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Biofuels, land use and climate

The European Parliament today voted on legislative proposals on biofuels, aimed at curbing the negative impact on the climate associated with indirect land use change (ILUC) due to biofuel production. The Greens welcomed the vote to ensure that the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from changes in ...
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European transport-technology strategy for Europe´s future sustainable mobility

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Alternative TEN-T Days

The financial crisis is a challenge to the development of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). It is the opportunity to put forward our green alternative vision: Think green: abandon the obsession with big, expensive and long-term projects and focus on the European added-value of smaller projects and cross-border rail links. Act …
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Agreement on 'Connecting Europe Facility'

Council and Parliament, negotiating in trialogue, this morning reached an agreement on the 'Connecting Europe Facility' (CEF) [1]. This budget line lays down common budgetary rules and procedures for the resources dedicated to the Transeuropean Networks (TEN) over the 2014-2020 financial period. I...
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Car CO2 emissions

The European parliament and European Council, meeting yesterday in trialogue, came to an agreement on a legislative proposal on CO2 emissions limits for vehicles for 2020. The proposal fixes the steps necessary to implement a fleet average for car CO2 emissions of 95g of CO2 per km by 2020. The legi...