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On February 15, 2011 the European Parliament adopted legislation that, for the first time, will regulate CO2 emissions from light commercial vehicles (LCV) in Europe. The original legislative proposal was issued by the European Commission in October 2009, and since then it has been debated between the regulatory agencies in Europe.

AS THE December Copenhagen conference on climate change approaches, the world

Ministry of Environment has decided to enforce Euro-II emission standards for all new petrol driven imported and locally manufactured vehicles from July this year and the same standard would be applicable for diesel driven automobiles from July 2012.

Luxembourg-based European Investment Bank (EIB) is considering a

New Delhi, Aug. 27: The Tata Motors may face penalty or premium for excess emissions from its high-end Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles when a stringent environment law is enforced in Europe in 2012.

In an initiative aimed at reducing CO2 emissions from new passenger cars by 19 per cent, the European Commission had adopted a proposal for legislation in December 2007.

The manufacturers can, however, make cars with emissions above the permitted limits, but have to balance by vehicles which emit less than the set standards.

This is last of a three-part series on carbon and climate change to show how global adversity can be changed into an opportunity Priyadarshi Shukla Ahmedabad: There is an evolving carbon market where carbon offsets are traded. The largest is the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme (EUETS) established for offsetting emissions limitation committed under the Kyoto Protocol.

Tata Motors may be in for a shock. Under a tough new emissions regime to be introduced by the European Union, Land Rover and Jaguar are likely to face emission fines of up to

Remember the green old days? They seem like only last year. In fact they were only last year: according to one long-running opinion poll, concern for the environment among consumers reached a peak in January 2007. Since then it has all but disappeared.

Germany said it would issue 451.9 million tonne say ear of carbon-dioxide pollution certificates from 2008 to 2 012, 0.3%fewer than allowed by the European Commission. Germany cut its planned emission cap because new power plants will need fewer free C02 permits than previously expected, the DEHST emissions trading unit of the environment ministry said on its website. Germany earlier set aside 11 million tonnes of C02 a year for new power plants and factories, yet permits foronly9.79milliontonnesareneeded. German utilities and energy-intensive industries want installation-level allocations of permits as they prepare for the second phase of the EU's climate control programmed. Some 1,625power plants and factories, new and in operation, will get388.86 million tones of free permitseveryyearthrough2012 according to the plan.