European Emissions Regulations
A European standard on polluting emissions is a set of requirements that regulate the acceptable limits for the emission of internal combustion gases from new vehicles sold in the Member States of the European Union. The emission standards are defined in a series of directives of the European Union with progressive implementation that are increasingly restrictive.
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Currently, the emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX), hydrocarbons (HC), carbon monoxide (CO) and particles are regulated for most types of vehicles, including cars, trucks, trains, tractors and similar machines, barges, but excluding sea-going ships and airplanes. Different rules apply for each type of vehicle. Compliance is determined by controlling the operation of the engine in a standardized test cycle. New non-conforming vehicles are prohibited from being sold in the European Union, but the new rules do not apply to vehicles that are already in circulation. These standards do not require the use of a specific technology to limit the emissions of pollutants, although the techniques available to establish the standards are considered.
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The objective set in the Kyoto Protocol is to reduce emissions of a series of greenhouse gases by 8% during the period 2008-2012 in relation to 1990 levels. Carbon dioxide emissions from transport have increased rapidly in recent years, from 21% of total emissions in 1990 to 28% in 2004.1 However, at present there are no regulations on the limit of CO2 emissions from combustion in vehicles. CO2 originating from transport in the European Union currently constitutes 3.5% of global CO2 emissions. Between 1992 and 2007 the harmful gases with which airplanes pollute Europe increased by 89%. Air transport is one of the most responsible for the escalation of polluting emissions that accelerate climate change. The measures adopted to reduce CO2 emissions will have to include the reduction of transport emissions.
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Cars account for approximately half of the CO2 emissions related to transport in the European Union and air transport, which represents 12% of CO2 emissions from transport.
One of the objectives of Directive 1999/94 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 1999 on the availability of information to consumers on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions compared to commercialization of new passenger cars3 is to ensure that relevant and comparable information on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions from new passenger cars offered for sale or rental in the European Union is made available to consumers so that consumers can choose knowingly, thus encouraging manufacturers to do what is necessary to reduce the consumption of automobiles. The fact that labels are placed on used cars at the point of sale could influence the buyers of new cars, inclining them towards low consumption vehicles, since this feature would be taken into account for the resale of the vehicle. United, the initial approach was considered ineffective. The way in which the information was presented was too complicated for consumers to understand. As a result, car manufacturers in the United Kingdom voluntarily agreed to put a "simpler" color label for the consumer that shows CO2 emissions in all new vehicles as of September 2005, with a letter from A ( less than 100 g of CO2 per km) to F (more than 186 g / km). The aim of the new "green label" is to give consumers clear information about the environmental performance of different vehicles.