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26 Jun 2018

German environment and economy ministers disagree on EU car emission reduction targets

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

As the European Union is preparing to introduce new rules that will limit CO2 emissions from cars and vans between 2021 and 2030, environment minister Svenja Schulze has called for these limits to be strict. “The transport sector is our problem child,” she said at a 25 June meeting of the EU member states’ ministers in Luxembourg. But transport minister Andreas Scheuer, who reportedly opposes Schulze's call for stricter limits, said over the weekend: “We do not need arbitrary, political/ideological limits, but rather technically feasible limits.” The European Commission has proposed gradual CO2 emissions reductions of 15 percent by 2025 and 30 percent by 2030, compared to 2021 levels. A final decision has not yet been reached.

Read the article in German here.

For background, read the article German environment ministry pushes for tougher EU car emission rules.

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