Angela Merkel Opposes New EU CO2 Limits For Cars


By: - Climate DepotSeptember 25, 2018 2:56 PM

Angela Merkel Opposes New EU CO2 Limits For Cars

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Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that Germany should not push for more ambitious EU car fleet emission limits. “I think the [European] Commission’s proposal forms a reasonable basis” for the upcoming negotiations, Merkel said at an event hosted by the industry association BDI. She added that more ambitious targets carried the risk that carmakers move production outside Europe. The European Commission has proposed to reduce car emissions by 15 percent by 2025 and by 30 percent by 2030, compared to 2021 levels. Germany’s environment ministry has pushed for minus 25 percent by 2025 and minus 50 percent by 2030, but the ministries for economic affairs and transport are both against going that far. Merkel’s view was echoed by economy minister Peter Altmaier who said at the same event that the EU Commission proposal was already ambitious, “I’m not prepared to go beyond it”. Full post The post Angela Merkel Opposes New EU CO2 Limits For Cars appeared first on The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF).