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The European Parliament voted last Wednesday in favor of new rules for hydrogen-powered vehicles. This legislation, which has yet to be converted into law during a summit of ministers from the 27 member countries, aims at creating a common standard that would avoid a patchwork of different legislation in each country. "Now the EU Member States will have the final say and I hope for their support," said EU Industry Commissioner Gunter Verheugen. "They have the potential to make Europe's air clean

The European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, has approved a new report that looks for new and old formulas to reduce urban traffic, and consequently, its environmental impact. According to this report, reducing traffic is very important because in 2005, transport was responsible of 25 percent of the pollution in the EU, urban transport is responsible of 40 percent of transport-related pollution and traffic jams eat up one percent of Europe's GDP. Convinced?