The European Parliament has approved the first ever EU regulation governing CO2 emissions for trucks, which will force manufacturers to slash emissions by nearly a third no later than 2030. The text of the new legislation, which was informally agreed between MEPs in February, will now go before the European Council (EC) with ratification expected next month. It means that CO2 emissions from new trucks will need to be cut by 30% by 2030, with an intermediate reduction target of 15% […]
Biofuels are not a cost-effective means of reducing emissions from road transport and pose significant sustainability problems, a new study from independent think-tank Chatham House has suggested.
Leaving the EU without a deal would be “absolutely dreadful” for truck makers and buyers alike, making new vehicle acquisition prohibitively expensive, according to manufacturers.
A “nonsensical” charging clean air zone (CAZ) could wreak economic damage on Tyneside and should be ditched in favour of a toll system on three bridges over the River Tyne, council leaders have warned.