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Mayor Confirms Removal of the Congestion Charge Western ExtensionEnvironmental Protection UK | 22 Oct 2010
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has confirmed that the western extension to the Congestion Charge will be removed from 4th January 2011. The Mayor also confirmed plans to introduce a 'greener vehicles discount' in place of the current 'alternative fuels discount', which will provide free entry to the charging areas for vehicles which emit less than 100 grams of CO2 per kilometre and meet the Euro 5 emissions standards.
Rubber highway to beat congestionBBC | 01 Jun 2006
A congestion-beating project that could lead to some of the UK's 9,000 miles (14,500km) of disused railway being paved with rubber, has been launched.
RAC says road pricing must be independentMSN News | 24 May 2006
If road pricing is to be introduced on any significant scale it should be regulated by an independent body and not the government if it is to gain motorists' confidence, the RAC said on Wednesday.
Government welcomes report on affordable rural housingDEFRA - Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs | 18 May 2006
A new report which highlights the need for more homes to help families in rural areas has been welcomed by Housing Minister, Yvette Cooper and Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs David Miliband.
UK motor industry failing to tackle climate changeFriends of the Earth- England, Wales and N.Ireland. | 26 Apr 2006
The UK car industry is not doing enough to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from new cars, Friends of the Earth said in response to new pollution figures from the UK motor industry.
Funding For Recycled Tyre Construction ProjectsGreen Consumer Guide | 24 Apr 2006
WRAP, the Waste and Resources Action Programme, has funds available to support trial and demonstration projects in the construction sector using rubber from UK used tyres.
Car makers 'failing' on climateBBC | 21 Apr 2006
European car makers are defaulting on a vital target to tackle climate change, according to an environmental group.
US raises pickup, SUV fuel standards through 2011Reuters | 31 Mar 2006
Sport utility vehicles and pick-up trucks will have to go further on a gallon of gasoline over the next four years under new U.S. government fuel efficiency standards released on Wednesday.
US to unveil rise in SUV, pickup fuel standardsReuters | 29 Mar 2006
The Bush administration is expected to announce on Wednesday a modest rise in fuel economy standards for light trucks that industry experts say will not hurt struggling U.S. automakers that produce the least efficient models of popular sport utilities and pickups.
Brown targets polluting vehiclesBBC | 27 Mar 2006
The chancellor is to raise taxes for "gas-guzzling" vehicles, with the worst offenders now attracting a vehicle excise duty of £210.
Brown targets polluting vehiclesBBC | 23 Mar 2006
The chancellor is to raise taxes for gas-guzzling vehicles, with the worst offenders now attracting a vehicle excise duty of £210.
Government car-sharing plans likely to increase trafficFriends of the Earth- England, Wales and N.Ireland. | 21 Mar 2006
Government plans to introduce car-sharing lanes on two of Britain's motorways are likely to lead to an increase in traffic, Friends of the Earth has warned.
EU opts for green transportGreen Consumer Guide | 20 Mar 2006
All journeys by staff at the European Commission will be as environmentally friendly as possible under a new sustainable mobility plan for 2006-2009, announced this week.
House of Lords predict big changes for aviationEnvironment Times | 08 Mar 2006
The House of Lords EU Committee has supported moves to ensure that aviation pays for the cost of its emissions and to include aviation in the EU emissions trading scheme.