EU Commission Announces Plans for Greener Cars: Scientific American
The European Commission published plans on Wednesday to tighten limits on how much carbon dioxide new cars can emit, drawing warnings that it could inflict damage on an already fragile automobile industry. The proposals, which the Commission says can shave billions of euros off the EU fuel bill and cut greenhouse gas emissions by millions of tonnes, retain much of the detail of a draft seen by Reuters last month. However, after lobbying from the car industry, they allow limited flexibility on how a binding 2020 target to limit CO2 to an average of 95 grams per kilometer (g/km) for cars and 147 g/km for vans should be implemented. The existing legislation sets a binding 2015 limit for cars of 130 g/km, with a target of 175 g/km for vans by 2017.
12 Jul 2012 17:36
LONDON, July 12 (Reuters Point Carbon) - European carbon hit a near three-week low on Thursday, drag…