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Energy efficiency addressed at European level

Updated : July 27, 2005

With the growing concerns about oil prices energy supply dependence and climate change, efficiency in energy consumption becomes more and more key issues for future development of our countries. On 22nd June, the EU...

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International Energy Agency call governments to "Save oil in a Hurry"

Updated : July 27, 2005

The International Energy Agency which is the energy forum for 26 industrialised countries published on April 28th a report exploring a set of measures governments could take to save oil as quick as possible, in order...

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PLUME final conference promotes integration of land use and transport planning

Updated : July 27, 2005

Planning and Urban Mobility in Europe (PLUME) is a EU funded project that is part of Land Use and Transport Research cluster (LUTR). It aims at facilitating transfer innovation in the field of planning and urban...

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Benchmarking initiative: end of year 2

Updated : July 27, 2005

The Urban Transport Benchmarking Initiative is a EU funded project gathering a group of participants representing local and regional urban transport stakeholders from 35-40 cities. The objective is to undertake a...

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UK Department for Transport launches debate on road charging

Updated : July 27, 2005

The Department for Transport published in May 2005 National Statistics of average traffic speeds in English urban areas in 2004. This report shows that average speed on roads in large urban areas was 33 km/h during...

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European environment agency stresses the underestimation of car pollution

Updated : April 27, 2005

The agency published in October a report describing ten key transport and environment issues of policy-makers. The report states that traffic is growing at roughly the same rate than GDP raising the challenge of...

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New law for accessibility in France

Updated : April 27, 2005

On February 11th, French Parliament passed a law stressing the equality of chances and full participation within society for disabled people. This law has huge consequences in accessibility of public areas, especially...

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UE gets ready for Kyoto...and looks further

Updated : April 27, 2005

Kyoto Protocol entered into force on 16th February and should lead to a 8% reduction of greenhouse effect gases emissions (compared to 1990 levels) by the end of the decade. If some countries will hardly reach this...

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EU Ministers aim to enhance the urban dimension within the Union

Updated : April 27, 2005

Informal Ministerial meeting on Urban Policy took place in Rotterdam on 30th November to address EU priorities for urban policy: strengthening competitiveness, stimulating social inclusion and improving urban...

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Working Program for transport field in 2005 presented to EU Parliament

Updated : April 27, 2005

Commissioner for Transport, Mr Jacques Barrot, exposed the working program of the Commission for 2005 to the Transport Commission of EU Parliament on February 1st. On local public transport side, he stressed the aim...

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