Many new vehicle technologies are claiming to be the best in class to reduce the impact on the environment. However what are ‘green’ or ‘clean’ vehicles? How can this be assessed in the appropriate scientific way? The underling assessment compares the environmental aspects of mainly compressed natural gas (CNG) and Battery electric vehicles, along with Liquid Petrol Gas (LPG), Biogas (BG), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) and conventional diesel and petrol vehicles.

Belgium has been providing tax/monetary benefits to those who bicycle to work, rather than drive, for quite some time now — with the program apparently even paying out around €93 million in 2015 (t

Belgium on Thursday extended commuter tax benefits for cyclists traveling to work on any electric bicycles.

Nairobi — Belgium has approved a donation of Sh2.6 billion to the government for the construction of the massive Mavoko Water Project.

In 2002, the Belgian Act on Euthanasia came into effect, regulating the intentional ending of life by a physician at the patient’s explicit request. We undertook this study to describe trends in officially reported euthanasia cases in Belgium with regard to patients’ sociodemographic and clinical profiles, as well as decision-making and performance characteristics.

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Brussels will tighten CO2 targets for cars and vans from 2020 as it moves towards a long-term ambition of zero emissions from road vehicles.

Researchers identified a novel plasmid-mediated colistin-resistance gene in porcine and bovine colistin-resistant Escherichia coli that did not contain mcr-1. The gene, termed mcr-2, a 1,617 bp phosphoethanolamine transferase harboured on an IncX4 plasmid, has 76.7% nucleotide identity to mcr-1. Prevalence of mcr-2 in porcine colistin-resistant E. coli (11/53) in Belgium was higher than that of mcr-1 (7/53). These data call for an immediate introduction of mcr-2 screening in ongoing molecular epidemiological surveillance of colistin-resistant Gram-negative pathogens.

Underground coal mining induces surface movement with damage to infrastructure. The best known phenomenon is the downward movement or subsidence during the life of the mine. However, it has been observed that after the closure of the mine there is first a period of still residual subsidence, followed by an upwards movement or uplift. This uplift is the direct result of the flooding of the underground workings. By conducting this research the long term impact of mining is better quantified.

This IEA Bioenergy report provides an overview of the current status of biomass cofiring. The report shows that the firing and co-firing of biomass as a replacement for coal in large pulverised coal boilers can be a very attractive option for the utilisation of biomass materials for power production, and for the delivery of renewable energy.

Prevalence of walking and cycling for transport is low and varies greatly across countries. Few studies have examined neighborhood perceptions related to walking and cycling for transport in different countries. Therefore, it is challenging to prioritize appropriate built-environment interventions. The aim of this study was to examine the strength and shape of the relationship between adults’ neighborhood perceptions and walking and cycling for transport across diverse environments.

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