2010-3

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EU can reduce transport emissions 89% by 2050

The EU can reduce its emissions from the transport sector by 89 per cent by 2050 compared to 1990 levels, a new study by AEA for the European Commission shows. In order to achieve such a reduction ..
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EU 20% efficiency target threatened

The European Union will fail to meet its 20 per cent energy efficiency target for 2020 under current policies, says a new study. Commissioned by the European Climate Foundation (ECF) and the ..
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20% EU carbon cut close to done in 2009

Estimates by the European Environment Agency (EEA) show that greenhouse gas emissions in the EU decreased to about 17.3 per cent below 1990 levels in 2009, meaning that the current target ..
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30% climate target would save billions on health care

Substantial public health benefits and billions of savings in health care costs could be made by raising the EU's climate target for 2020 to 30 per cent, according to a study released on 14 September.  
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Fine particles killing 9000 a year in California

Approximately 9,000 people in California die prematurely each year as a result of fine particle air pollution, a new report published 31 August by the California Air Resources Board has found ..  
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Further cuts in power plant air pollution

On 6 July 2010, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a regulation, called the transport rule, that will target power plant air pollution that drifts across the borders of 31 eastern ..
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EU SO2 emissions fall

A European Union air pollutant emission inventory report compiled by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and released in July shows that the EU27 has cut SO2 emissions by 78 per cent ..
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Cut PM10 , says European Commission

The European Commission has continued to maintain a hard line against countries that are yet to comply with EU air quality legislation limiting fine particulate matter (PM10) concentrations ..
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Clean Air Act benefits

Preliminary analysis by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shows that in 2010, the Clean Air Act's fine particles and ozone programs will prevent more than 160,000 premature ..
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Societal costs of ship emissions investigated

The socioeconomics of ship emissions and abatement measures has been analysed in recent study by the in Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. The report, which is in Swedish with 6-page ..
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