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18 Jun 2018

Germany’s Free Democrats want to replace car emissions limits with ETS-inclusion

German Parliament / Free Democratic Party

The German Free Democratic Party (FDP) has proposed doing away with EU emissions limits for passenger cars and freight vehicles and instead including the transport sector in the European Emissions Trading System (ETS), the German parliament says in a press release. The FDP parliamentary group submitted its law proposal to the parliament for debate, saying current emissions limits are “obviously a useless tool of climate policy” as the sector’s CO2 output is rising rather than falling.
FDP climate politician Lukas Köhler said tighter limits would be unlikely to reduce emissions and could threaten jobs in the car industry.

Find Köhler’s press release in German here.

See the CLEW article Germany’s environment minister pushes for tougher EU car emissions rules for more information.

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