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Transport, energy and the environment
Transport is the source of nearly a third of the European Union’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Their reduction, particularly in the context of the Kyoto Protocol, requires research and the introduction of alternative solutions, specifically in the road transport sector. The Union has thus defined a policy to promote biofuels and the reduction of emissions in road and air transport. Shipping also presents the problem of marine pollution. The Union intervenes to limit pollution caused by vessels, as well as to penalise malicious conduct.
- PROTECTION AND THE ENVIRONMENT
BIOFUELS AND EMISSIONS REDUCTION
- Reduction of carbon dioxide emissions from light commercial vehicles
- Reduction in CO₂ emissions of new passenger cars
- Emissions from heavy duty vehicles (Euro VI): certification rules
- “Green” vehicles: a European strategy
- EU strategy for biofuels
- Reduction of pollutant emissions from light vehicles
- Pollutant gases of wheeled agricultural or forestry tractors
PREVENTION OF MARINE POLLUTION
- Strategy to reduce atmospheric emissions from seagoing ships
- Maritime safety: prevention of pollution from ships
- Ship-source pollution and criminal penalties
- Maritime safety: Bunkers Convention
- Maritime safety: compensation fund for oil pollution damage
- Maritime safety: prohibition of organotin compounds on ships