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Revised proposal for a Directive of The European Parliament and of the Council on the promotion of clean and energy efficient road transport vehicles, COM(2007) 817 final

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Abstract

The Commission's 2001 White Paper on the European transport policy for 2010 [COM(2001) 370: "European Transport policy for 2010: time to decide"] noted the need for further measures to combat emissions from transport and stated that the Commission would encourage the development of a market for "clean vehicles". The mid-term review
[COM(2006) 314: "Keep Europe moving - Sustainable mobility for our continent"] announced that the EU will stimulate environmentally friendly innovation i.a. by successive Euro norms and by the promotion of clean vehicles on the basis of public procurement.
The Green Paper on energy efficiency [COM(2005) 265: "Energy Efficiency or Doing More With Less"] proposed concrete actions, such as the public procurement of less polluting and more energy efficient vehicles in order to build up a market for these types of vehicles. The following Action Plan [COM(2006) 545: "Action Plan for Energy Efficiency: Realising the Potential"] confirmed that the Commission will continue its efforts to develop markets for cleaner, smarter, safer and energy-efficient vehicles through public procurement.
There is considerable potential for reducing energy consumption and the emissions of CO2 and pollutants from vehicles. However, broad market introduction of technologies with better performance is often hampered by high initial cost and therefore insufficient customer demand.

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Record Number: 8940 / Last updated on: 2008-01-30
Category: COM DOCUMENT