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Charging trucks for pollution will benefit the economy

Date

25 Jan 2010

Sections

Transport

A new report has shown that EU plans to charge road vehicles for the damage they do to the environment would have a positive effect on the economy, despite claims from opponents who argue the costs of such a policy would be too high. The researchers conclude that “the overall benefits of charging for external costs outweigh the limited negative price impacts on individual transport operators.” Indeed, the expected net benefit for the European economy amounts to EUR 2.3 billion a year – very good news for an economy shaken by the economic crisis […]

Read the full story in the attached press release from EIM, CER and UNIFE.

For a copy of EIM's analyis of the report, or for more information, please contact:

Patrick Keating

EIM Public Affairs Manager

phone +32 2 234 37 70

mobile +32 476 66 19 09

e-mail patrick.keating@eimrail.org 

twitter: twitter.com/EIM_rail  

Frank Schneider

CER Press and Communications Manager

phone +32 2 213 08 90

mobile +32 473 32 20 94

e-mail frank.schneider@cer.be 

Max Obenaus

UNIFE Head of Communications

phone  +32 2 642 23 28

mobile  +32 485 753 665

e-mail max.obenaus@unife.org 

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