2011-2

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France to court

The European Commission is taking France to court for failing to comply with EU air quality limit values for airborne particles (PM10). Since 2005, the PM10 limit values ..
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Compliance with emission ceilings "not required to build new plants"

Compliance with national air emission caps under the NEC directive is not a condition for authorising the construction of new industrial installations, the European ..
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EU green light for lorry pollution charges

On 23 May an agreement was reached between the European Commission, Council and Parliament on revised road charging rules for lorries ..
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Ten countries to exceed their NOx emission ceilings

EU member states must meet legally binding limits for four air pollutants set by the 2001 National Emission Ceilings Directive (NECD), but according to the ..
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Britain unveils plan to halve emissions by 2027

The UK government has adopted a 50 per cent greenhouse gas reduction target relative to 1990 levels for its carbon budget for the period 2023–27. But it ..
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Final 2010 ETS show rise in emission

Updated figures for the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS) show that emissions from sites covered by the scheme were 3.2% higher last year than in 2009 ..
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Ship scrubber system selection guide

The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP), which is a US industry-government partnership, has announced the release of a study on exhaust gas cleaning systems ..
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Sweden to boost on-shore power

Sweden is planning to give energy tax breaks to ships that use on-shore power while berthed in ports. On-shore electricity is quieter and less polluting than ..
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Slow steaming cuts pollution

The port of Long Beach on the US West Coast has honoured thirteen shipping companies for practising slow steaming when travelling close to the port. The ..
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EU study to assess additional ECAs

A new study is planned that may identify candidates for new emission control areas (ECAs) in waters around the European Union. The new study for the European ..
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