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01 Aug 2018

Environmentalists must campaign against internal combustion engine – commentary

tageszeitung (taz)

The environmental movement must fight the internal combustion engine just as hard as it does diesel, Martin Unfried, expert at the European Institute of Public Administration, writes in a commentary in the tageszeitung (taz). Unfortunately, the diesel scandal is distracting from the need to ban fossil fuel-powered cars, he writes. Germany and Europe will not be able to meet their commitments under the Paris Agreement if conventional cars are still allowed in 2030 and consequently stay on the road until the 2040s and 2050s, according to Unfried.

Read the commentary in German here.

For background, read the dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers and the factsheet “Dieselgate” – a timeline of Germany’s car emissions fraud scandal.

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