01 APR 13
Cantabria supports energy sustainability in transport through the ECO Stars project
ECO STARS Europe is a three-year project financed by the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) programme which is part of the strategic framework 'Energy Efficient Transport', STEER (Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficient Resources.)
By the end of 2012, 36 companies, Trans Logroño among them, and more than 1,500 certified vehicles, had gained an average rating above 3 stars (of a maximum of 5), thus proving the industry’s commitment to energy efficiency.
The ECOSTARS project is designed to increase energy efficiency in goods shipments and passenger transport, while also granting companies that apply sustainable practices in their operations and management systems, the publicity and recognition they deserve. Other outcomes include promoting the use of clean-energy vehicles, with lower emissions, supporting the development of efficient driving and best practice programmes within the transport sector in order to achieve fuel savings, and promoting auditing and certification procedures amongst goods and passenger transporters, with a European stamp.
Source: Ministry of the Environment
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