According to a 15-month long study conducted in part by the European Commission, Europe's transportation sector could feasibly cut its greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by a resounding 89 percent by 2050. While the study concludes that the EU could cut emissions by nearly 90 percent, it's almost impossible that this will actually happen. It's not that the study is inaccurate, it's just that many of the targets cited are far from obtainable without drastic changes to transportation as we
The European Union has been working on new legislation with the goal of reducing overall carbon emissions to just 130 g/km by 2015. Many believe that electric vehicles are the best way to achieve this ultimate goal, but internal reports may not agree with this assessment, according to the Financial Times. In fact, Jean Syrota, the former French energy industry regulator, is said to have authored a 129-page document that promotes the continued use of the internal combustion engine, albeit ICEs co
Currently, the average emissions of vehicles in Europe are 162 grams per kilometer driven (OK, this is the number from 2005, but that's as current as anyone has figures for). A European Commission proposal released today wants to force automakers to use technology to cut those emissions from new cars sold in the EU to 130 by 2012. A further 10 grams per kilometer would be reduced through biofuels.
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