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Interoperability of road toll systems means a single on-board unit

Posted by Jachym Homola, Interel on 07/12/10
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EU deal on green road tolls leaves few happy

Sir, Regarding ‘EU deal on green road tolls leaves few happy‘: The EU has for long been striving to achieve the objective of a single European transport area while at the same time minimising the negative impact of carbon emission generated by road transport on the environment. There are already several legal instruments in this [...]

Intelligent Transportation Systems key to tackling congestion

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EU's new transport strategy to put price on pollution

Sir, Regarding ‘EU’s new transport strategy to put price on pollution‘: The most important external effect of (urban) traffic is congestion. In cities larger than about one million inhabitants, the cost of congestion far outweighs the combined costs of pollution, traffic accidents, noise and climate change. Transporting people one by one in a tonne of [...]

Finnish road is not world’s first green highway

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Finland eyes world's first 'green highway'

Sir, Regarding ‘Finland eyes world’s first ‘green highway’‘: It is indeed encouraging to read your news item on Finland’s ambition to create the first green highway in the world. However, Sweden and Norway are already almost there with a similar project, ‘Green Highway’, aka the E14, which stretches from the Atlantic to the Baltic, connecting [...]

Romania certainly does have EU’s deadliest roads

Posted by Pastors Michael and Jerii Lou Maus on 24/06/10
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Romania has EU's deadliest roads, study reveals

Sir, Regarding ‘Romania has EU’s deadliest roads, study reveals‘: The article on Romania’s road seems correct. Last weekend, we hired a car and drove to Sighisoara, less than 100km from Sibiu, where we are volunteer pastors of an English-speaking congregation. On Saturday, we drove an American-Romanian woman to her family’s home and saw one head-on [...]

Public acceptance of electric vehicles

Posted by Mike Parr, PWR on 25/05/10
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Electric cars push needs 'careful thinking'

Sir, Regarding ‘Electric cars push needs ‘careful thinking’‘: Misconceptions with respect to electric vehicles (EVs) and their acceptance by Joe Public abound. The recent comments by the International Energy Association (IEA) typify this. PWR contrasts the comment: “A careful study of customer preferences is crucial to avoid a situation where infrastructure and vehicles are built [...]

Battery makers support electric vehicle push

Posted by EUROBAT on 25/05/10
In reaction to the EurActiv article:

Brussels pushes for electric cars

Sir, Regarding ‘Brussels pushes for electric cars‘: Eurobat, the association of European storage battery manufacturers, supports the main themes of the Commission’s communication of 28 April 2010 on clean and efficient vehicles. Our members represent all major manufacturers and are up to the challenge to serve this fast growing market. They will continue to contribute [...]

Electric cars debate too narrow

Posted by Bernt Lindberg, BioMobil on 12/05/10
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Electric cars push needs 'careful thinking'

Sir, Regarding ‘Electric cars push needs’careful thinking’‘ The discussion about electric cars is very narrow. Many people around the world question the Western lifestyle, with its huge mobility and huge consumption of energy, including fuel for the transport sector. Any action should start with questioning transport ‘needs’ and look at how we can maintain essential [...]

Striking a balance on clean, efficient vehicles?

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Brussels pushes for electric cars

Sir, Regarding ‘Brussels pushes for electric cars‘: The European Commission (EC) released a communication on 28 April in response to a request from the Spanish Presidency to prepare a report on Clean Fuel Vehicles, focusing specifically on electric vehicles (EVs). Spain now produces as much as 30% of its electricity from renewable sources, including solar [...]

How (un)sustainable are biofuels?

Posted by Julia Poliscanova on 19/04/10
In reaction to the EurActiv article:

EU biofuels target borderline sustainable, report finds

Sir, Regarding ‘EU biofuels target borderline sustainable, report finds‘: Biofuels have been a hotly contested issue for a number of years. They are at the top of the European Union’s agenda at the moment after the European Commission was sued by four environmental NGOs for muffling evidence on biofuels’ sustainability last month. Some leaked documents [...]

Biofuels from waste will avoid use of landfill

Posted by Geraldine Edwards, Private citizen on 22/03/10
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Industry chief: Biofuel from waste can reduce landfill

Sir, Regarding ‘Industry chief: Biofuel from waste can reduce landfill‘: At last we hear some good news from an enterprising source. How welcoming to read such positive comments. The move from Finland is not an isolated one in Europe. I have also heard that GeneSyst teams in Europe will be starting work on several major [...]

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