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14 Sep 2017

Environment ministry: Car industry not in charge of proposing its own regulation

Federal Environment Ministry / Reuters

The European Union’s car industry is not in charge of proposing its own regulation for CO₂ emissions limits, said the German environment ministry (BMUB) in reaction to a proposal by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA). “These requirements are still set by the government,” said a ministry spokesperson at a press conference in Berlin. The EU Commission would present a new proposal for fleet limits in autumn, and the German government was supporting the idea of a quota for low-emission vehicles, said the spokesperson.

Find the Reuters article in English here and a Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung article on the BMUB statement in German here

For background, read the CLEW article Why the German diesel summit matters for climate and energy.

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