France government ordered to clean up air pollution

17/07/2017 09:50 Legislation

news

New order from France’s Conseil d’État binds the government to redress the nation’s air pollution levels by 31st March 2018.

The French government has nine months at their disposal to come up with a plan to settle air quality back within the legal limits, since the Conseil d’État established that the current measures to restore the amounts of nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter (PM10) concentrations to a safe number are insufficient.


The ruling follows the announcement that France will interdict the sale of diesel and petrol cars by 2040, and is similar to the one made in the UK, which requires the British government to deliver an air quality control plan.

Daily (21.11.2017): German spot electricity prices surged on lower wind power supply and higher demand

21/11/2017 10:41:00

Oil prices dropped on Monday, prolonging losses ahead of next week's OPEC meeting, while stronger dollar hurt commodities across the board. Brent crude futures fell 50 cents or 0.8 percent to close at $62.22 a barrel. Meanwhile, U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures settled 13 cents or 0.2 percent down at $56.42. Oil has been under pressure for the last two weeks since peaking in early November.

<READ MORE

252 chargers for electric vehicles until 2020 will be provided within NEXT-E project

20/11/2017 16:35:00

NEXT-E project will supply 222 fast (50 kW) and 30 ultra-fast (150-350 kW) chargers for electric vehicles for Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia and Romania by the end of 2020, as reported by Balkan Green Energy News.

READ MORE

Luxembourg to become a European funding center for renewables

20/11/2017 16:21:00

At the COP23 summit held in Bonn, Luxembourg’s finance and environment ministers met directors of the European Investment Bank to discuss about the institution of a de-risking mechanism to allow the financial backing of ecologically-friendly projects. Luxembourg is a very small country but releases a big amount of emissions and wants to become less polluting.

READ MORE