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    From zero point six to one hundred

    This week Prime Minister Rutte sat at the table with Mariëlle van Overbeek in Nieuwsuur. Meanwhile, a slice chart lit up. I already knew the numbers, but again they came in. Road traffic: 6,1% share in Dutch nitrogen production. Abroad: 32,3%. Agricultural sector: 46%. Construction: 0,6%. Build 0,6%? It's really there. Zero point six, the minuscule Read more

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    Environmental news: D'66 lashes out at VVD

    In Rotterdam, the Rotterdam Classics Foundation has been fighting for some time against the environmental zone and for an alternative that, for example, produces much more results at an infrastructural level - and therefore also healthier air. The political leaders in Rotterdam are regularly approached to work on a better solution. However, D'66 alderman Pex Langenberg holds on Read more

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    FEHAC: “political classic car café animated and informative”

    The old city bus in The Hague for the Nieuwspoort press center made it clear on 17 January: the FEHAC had its 'political café' there. The bottlenecks in regulations for mobile heritage on the road were discussed in a packed room with member vehicle clubs, all other representatives and especially representatives of political parties. The meeting was interesting Read more

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    Environmental zone for old Amsterdam diesel vans in force on 1 January 2017

    It had been known for some time. Amsterdam is also going to ban older cars from certain parts of the city. As of January 1, 2017, the environmental zone for diesel vans built before January 1, 2000 is current. Large parts within the A-10 ring road are prohibited for this category of buyers. Amsterdam is introducing this environmental zone with Read more

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    The Hague city council does not expand The Hague environmental zone

    The Municipality of The Hague is opposed to an expansion of the environmental zone in The Hague, which has been in force since 2008. The AD published this today. At the moment polluting trucks are banned there. This decision means that old(er) passenger cars, taxis, delivery vans and scooters will remain welcome everywhere in the Residence for the time being. “There is nothing to show that the environmental zone has an effect Read more

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    KNAC welcomes developments in the environmental zone dossier

    The KNAC has announced in its newsletter that it is pleased with the motion of VVD member Barbara Visser adopted by the House of Representatives. She is an emphatic advocate of abolishing environmental zones in inner cities. “We feel supported in our fight against these pointless environmental zones,” says KNAC director Peter Staal. "But we have Read more

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    House of Representatives heralds the end of municipal environmental zones

    Today the House of Representatives has made mincemeat of the municipal environmental zones. Tonight, a VVD motion was passed in the House of Representatives, stating that municipalities may not establish environmental zones for passenger cars. The motion was supported by the SP, the PVV and the CDA. The motion - submitted by Barbara Visser - made clear Read more

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    Coalition parties House of Representatives reject motions for modified old-timer scheme

    The House of Representatives has rejected the motions regarding an amended transitional arrangement for old-timers. On October 12, Ronald van Vliet and Tony van Dijck submitted motions to extend the transitional arrangement. They indicated that it would be desirable to also remove old-timers on Diesel and LPG from the transitional arrangement Read more