EU Parliament demands maritime emission control
The European Parliament has voted for the inclusion of CO2 emissions from maritime shipping in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme to decarbonise naval transport. Now the EU Parliament is to begin negotiations with the EU states on concrete legislation.
EU states set binding CO2 limits for trucks and buses
The first European CO2 emission standards for trucks and other heavy commercial vehicles have now been set: the European Council’s formal adoption of the regulation was the final step in the procedure after the EU Parliament had passed the CO2 targets in April.
EU lawmakers push for stricter CO2 regulation
A majority of EU Parliamentarians backed a more ambitious target to cut CO2 emissions from cars and vans. MEPs voted for a 40 percent target by 2030, thus setting the stage for tough negotiations with national governments and introducing an EV sales quota through the backdoor.
EU Parliament ready to tighten rules for CO2 cuts
More ambitious carbon dioxide reduction targets have been backed by the Environmental Committee of the EU Parliament. MEPs voted to reduce emissions of cars and vans by 45 percent by 2030 and set an interim goal of 20 percent reduction by 2025.
EU agrees rules to make buildings EV ready
The EU Parliament has had its final vote on the energy performance of buildings including the installation of EV charging infrastructure. The rules differ from the EU Commission’s initial proposal as it asks for less charging opportunities.