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EU Ramps Up Climate Ambition, But Risks Undercutting National Action

September 17th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

The -55% climate target, announced this week, makes the EU Green Deal the most ambitious climate initiative in the world, green group Transport & Environment (T&E) has said. But European Commission president Ursual von der Leyen risks undermining her own efforts with a plan that would undercut national action to cut pollution from cars and trucks


Uber To Go 50% Electric In 7 European Capitals By 2025

September 8th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Uber will provide 50% of its rides in emissions-free vehicles across seven European capitals by 2025 and will aim for 100%, it announced today after an 11-month campaign by Transport & Environment and seven NGO partners. The world’s largest mobility platform pledged to clean up its act in Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Lisbon, London, Madrid and Paris


Uber Adds To Pollution & Traffic In European Cities

December 19th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

In terms of health, I believe pedestrian life, and more abundant, affordable electric mass transit is best. Yet, due to lack of good transit, inconvenience, work, and a litany of other issues, too many of us depend on car travel


68,000 Premature European Deaths A Year From Diesel Vehicle Pollution

March 20th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

Volkswagen board members must be wondering how to put away this never-ending diesel scandal, now in its third year. Despite trying its best to avoid the consequences, the auto giant was once again caught a few months back with emission tricks. Adding insult to injury, a German political scandal is brewing from citizens demanding politicians step in ... and many politicians not wanting to step in



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