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Cleaner cars: Internal Market MEPs debate changes to type-approval rules

IMCO Free movement of goods / Consumers / Environment29-09-2016 - 13:19

MEPs’ plans to tighten up EU car “type approval” rules, in the wake of the VW scandal, were discussed in the Internal Market Committee on Thursday. These include stricter supervision of tests done before a car can be placed on the market and more stringent obligations on EU member states to check that those already on the road meet all EU safety, environmental and production requirements. (Read more: Cleaner cars: Internal Market MEPs debate changes to type-approval rules )

 

MEPs’ priorities for safeguarding endangered species

Plenary Session Environment15-09-2016 - 12:49
A baby African elephant (Loxodonta africana) pictured in the Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa. ©AP Images/ European Union-EP  

As wildlife trafficking is now the fourth largest black market and endangers many species, the EU should help curb demand, inter alia with an EU-wide ban on trade in ivory, say MEPs in a resolution voted on Thursday. This sets out MEPs’ priorities for the 17th Conference of Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES, Johannesburg, 24 September–5 October), which the EU will attend for the first time as a party to the convention. (Read more: MEPs’ priorities for safeguarding endangered species )

 

Car emissions: MEPs' inquiry gearing up for second half

Plenary Session Environment13-09-2016 - 12:40
Emissions of a starting diesel engine ©AP Images/ European Union-EP  

Parliament’s car emissions inquiry urgently needs more information from the EU Commission, it says in a resolution voted on Tuesday. Half-way through its mandate, the Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector (EMIS), has yet to receive some Commission documents on emission measurements and details of expert group work on vehicle type approval procedures, notes the text. The inquiry’s final report is due in spring 2017. (Read more: Car emissions: MEPs' inquiry gearing up for second half )

 
icebergs floating in a fjord in Svalbard ©AP Images/ European Union-EP  

The European Parliament should give its consent to the ratification of the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change, recommended Environment Committee MEPs on Thursday. They also urged all EU member states to conclude the ratification process, to ensure its rapid entry into force. In a separate resolution, they also called on the EU to upgrade its emission reduction pledges, so as to close the gap between the individual targets agreed by the Parties and the Paris goals. (Read more: Environment MEPs support Paris agreement ratification, push for entry into force )

 

The Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector (EMIS) met on Monday to hear former EU commissioners (from 2010 to 2014) for the environment Janez Potočnik, and for industry and entrepreneurship Antonio Tajani. (Read more: Car emissions: former commissioners Potočnik and Tajani reply on “dieselgate” )

 

Poslanci předvolávají bývalého komisaře kvůli skandálu s emisními testy

Další tiskové zprávy Doprava / Životní prostředí31-08-2016 - 16:01
Emise výfukových plynů - infografika  

Vyšetřování skandálu s podvody velkých automobilek při emisních testech pokračuje v úterý 30. srpna, kdy před příslušný výbor předstoupí bývalý komisař Günter Verheugen. Ten byl zodpovědný za průmyslovou politiku Evropské unie v letech 2004-2010. Parlament aktuálně zpracovává návrhy jak zlepšit měření emisí u automobilů. Více o nich a o vyšetřování dieselgate se dozvíte v naší infografice a v tomto článku. (Přečtěte si více: Poslanci předvolávají bývalého komisaře kvůli skandálu s emisními testy )

 

Verheugen: car emission rules could be more specific

EMIS Environment31-08-2016 - 12:24

The inquiry committee on Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector (EMIS) heard Günter Verheugen, Commissioner for enterprise and industry 2004-2010, on how the current legislation on car emissions was drafted during his tenure. MEPs also heard Peter Lakin, vice president of Faurecia, on emission control technologies. (Read more: Verheugen: car emission rules could be more specific )

 

European Parliament to offset its 2015 carbon emissions

Others Environment25-07-2016 - 15:05

The European Parliament aims to become the first 100% carbon neutral EU institution, as decided at the end of last year by the Bureau (President, Vice-Presidents and Quaestors). In order to fulfil this commitment, a call for tender was opened on 16 July 2016. (Read more: European Parliament to offset its 2015 carbon emissions )

 

The EU needs a common definition of “normal car use”, says Renault. Diesel engine NOx emissions are the price paid to hit lower CO2 targets, says the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association. But Volkswagen is ashamed of cheating to beat strict US emissions laws. So said contributors to the “triple bill” of hearings in held by the Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector (EMIS) on Wednesday and Thursday. Its work will continue after the summer break. (Read more: Car emissions: manufacturers and a former EU Commissioner quizzed by MEPs )

 

Zástupci automobilek předstoupí před výbor vyšetřující dieselgate

Další tiskové zprávy Veřejné zdraví13-07-2016 - 10:46
Medición de emisiones de un automóvil ©AP Images/Unión Europea-PE.  

Ve středu a ve čtvrtek bude zahájena druhá fáze vyšetřování výboru, který se zaměřuje na manipulace s emisními testy: Po slyšeních s odborníky přicházejí na řadu sami výrobci. Před poslance předstoupí mimo jiné zástupci automobilek Renault, Volkswagen a Mitsubishi. S předsedkyní výboru, belgickou sociální demokratkou Kathleen Van Bremptovou, povedeme také prostřednictvím Facebook Live diskuzi o dosavadních výsledcích šetření. Připojte se ve čtvrtek 14. července od 14:00. (Přečtěte si více: Zástupci automobilek předstoupí před výbor vyšetřující dieselgate )