German ministry is against regional bans on diesel cars

14/06/2017 15:44 Legislation


Germany's transport ministry is opposing the ban on diesel cars at the regional level as a means of tackling air pollution.

The federal government has received a report that local authorities in Munich are planning to introduce diesel cars interdiction. "Driving bans are the wrong political approach," mentioned the Ministry spokesman at a news conference on Wednesday.


Munich's mayor declared on Wednesday that the city, with headquarters of German carmaker BMW, is considering to interdict diesel vehicles in the Bavarian capital to improve air quality, as the engines produce "shocking" nitrogen oxides emissions.

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.


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.


UK Embassy launches solar power unit in Peru

20/11/2017 11:05:00

A solar project backed by the UK has been officially launched in Peru.