EU set to cut carbon dioxide emission levels for new trucks by 30%

European parliament expected to pass laws forcing industry to cut CO2 pollution by 2035European lorry makers face having to cut the carbon dioxide emissions for new trucks by almost a third by 2035, while a UK government body has called for a total ban…

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London prepares for launch of ultra-low emissions zone

Almost 1,000 people a year in London are hospitalised with asthma caused by pollutionLondon is preparing to enforce “world-leading” vehicle pollution restrictions from Monday as the capital attempts to clean up the toxic air blamed for thousands of pre…

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Dirty lies: how the car industry hid the truth about diesel emissions

The ‘Dieselgate’ scandal was suppressed for years – while we should have been driving electric cars. By Beth GardinerJohn German had not been looking to make a splash when he commissioned an examination of pollution from diesel cars back in 2013. The e…

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Councils stall on adding charging points for electric vehicles

Exclusive: funding cuts blamed as 107 councils say they have no plans to expand networkAt least a quarter of local authorities in England and Wales have put a brake on the expansion of charging networks for electric vehicles.More than 100 local council…

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Carmakers criticise ‘unrealistic’ EU plan to slash vehicle emissions

Anger over intended 37.5% cut for new cars but environmental groups say it is not enoughAn EU agreement to cut emissions from cars by over a third by 2030 has faced opposition from Europe’s car industry for being “unrealistic”, as well as criticism fro…

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We need a fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty – and we need it now | Andrew Simms and Peter Newell

Climate breakdown is an imminent threat to humanity. But an international treaty could avert calamityHow did government respond to the recent scientific conclusion that only “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” can …

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