THE EUROPEAN Parliament has thrown out proposals to weaken a planned directive limiting emissions from outdoors mobile equipment, by allowing manufacturers to produce machines with high emissions, if they also make greener engines at the same time.

MEP's voted to scrap European Commission plans to introduce the so-called 'averaging and banking' system used in the USA, because it unfairly favours large manufacturers.

Instead, the parliament voted for universal limits on emissions from outdoor equipment garden trade machines, ...

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