Entries by Ian Skinner

INTEGRATING THE ENVIRONMENT INTO EU TRANSPORT FUNDING

ENSURING THAT EU INVESTMENT IN TRANSPORT IS CONSISTENT WITH ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION The provision, development and maintenance of transport infrastructure – such as roads, railways, ports and airports – is important for society and the economy. However, using land for transport infrastructure inevitably means that it cannot be used for other purposes, including for nature and […]

NEW CYCLING GUIDANCE FOR LOCAL AUTHORITIES

NEW GUIDANCE BRINGS TOGETHER INFORMATION AND GOOD PRACTICES FROM AROUND EUROPE Cycling is one of the cleanest, healthiest and most efficient forms of transport. Recently new guidance has been published online, which brings together national and local guidelines, as well as case studies, from around Europe. The guidance was produced for the European Commission (DG […]

EVALUATION OF UK FUEL ECONOMY INFORMATION FOR CARS

ENSURING THAT CONSUMER INFORMATION ON THE FUEL ECONOMY AND CO2 EMISSIONS OF NEW CARS IS STILL RELEVANT The provision of information to consumers is useful as it helps them to make informed decisions about new cars that they are considering buying. Information on the CO2 emissions and fuel economy of new cars helps buyers to […]

GREEN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT FOR ROAD TRANSPORT

DEVELOPMENTS IN THE EU POLICY FRAMEWORK FOR GREEN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT IN TRANSPORT  Already in 2019, there have been two significant developments in the EU policy framework that supports green public procurement for transport. First, the European Commission published new Green Public Procurement (GPP) criteria for transport. This was followed by the Council (representing the EU’s […]

SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY VISION FOR 2050

TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY SECTOR BY 2050 Europe’s cities are often congested, polluted and noisy places to be, largely due to high levels of road traffic. Inter-urban roads are also increasingly congested with the result that pollution and noise from road transport is becoming increasingly widespread in rural areas, which also adversely affects farmland, conservation […]

MODAL SHIFT FOR CLEANER TRANSPORT

THE FUTURE OF EU MODAL SHIFT POLICY In order to improve the environmental performance of transport, it is necessary to take a range of actions. The performance of vehicles and fuels needs to be improved, while the most appropriate mode of transport should be used for every journey. This means that more journeys should be […]

INFORMING CONSUMERS OF CARS’ FUEL CONSUMPTION

PROVIDING INFORMATION ON THE FUEL ECONOMY AND CO2 EMISSIONS OF CARS IN THE UK The fuel economy of cars is improving and certain measures are important in helping consumers make the right decisions about choosing their next car. Since 2001, a fuel economy label has to be placed on, or near new cars in car […]

MEASURES TO FACILITATE AND ENCOURAGE CYCLING

CYCLING IN CITIES: DEVELOPING GUIDANCE FOR LOCAL AUTHORITIES Cycling is one of the cleanest and most efficient forms of transport. Recently the European Commission (DG MOVE) commissioned a study to produce guidelines to help promote cycling in the EU. TEPR is delighted to be working alongside FGM-AMOR with Ricardo Energy & Environment in developing these guidelines, […]

TRANSPORT AND AIR QUALITY

REDUCING AIR POLLUTION FROM TRANSPORT – TIME TO CLEAR THE AIR! With the UK’s Government’s new Clean Air Strategy expected soon, the Campaign for Better Transport has published a new report on reducing air pollution from transport. The report, co-authored by TEPR’s Ian Skinner, makes recommendations for national and local action.