A bulk carrier sails along the Volga-Don ship canal that links the rivers of Volga and Don, outside the Russia's southern city of Volgograd

New working time rules for inland waterways

The proposal will bring inland waterway rules in line with the general working time directive and will cover 31,000 crew members and shipboard personnel.

An electric vehicle is seen parked on a recharging bay in central London

Clean fuel infrastructure

Consumers will not buy expensive electric vehicles if they fear that the distances they can travel will be limited by an absence of recharging or refuelling facilities.

The exhaust of a Porsche is seen smoulding in Munich

Car CO2 limits – what is feasible?

Carmakers have cried foul about EU plans to limit carbon dioxide emissions from cars, but green groups say that such measures can have impressive results.

A worker holds a cup of crude oil to be tested at the Cenovus Foster Creek SAGD oil sands operations near Cold Lake.

Commission prepares shake-up of fuel quality rules

Latest draft would make it easier for oil from Canadian tar sands to be used in Europe, and allows firms to be ranked on their own rather than as part of industry average.