News Digest Item
11 Dec 2018

“When numbers lie”

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Do not believe any tests you haven’t faked yourself, is the lesson from the car emissions scandal, writes Jan Heidtmann in a commentary for Süddeutsche Zeitung. He says it is welcome news that the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) will conduct its own tests. That task usually lies with the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA). The KBA is too close to the car industry and did not seem to be willing to do proper tests to reveal car emissions that damage people’s health. “At least we could expect tests in the interest of people, rather than the car industry.”

All texts created by the Clean Energy Wire are available under a “Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY 4.0)” . They can be copied, shared and made publicly accessible by users so long as they give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made.

Journalism for the energy transition

Get our Newsletter
Join our Network
Find an interviewee