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European officials seek tougher emissions rules for cars
Associated Press ^ | Oct. 10, 2018 10:27 AM EDT | David McHugh

Posted on 10/10/2018 7:46:52 AM PDT by Olog-hai

European Union officials are working on tougher car emissions standards aimed at fighting global warming — but which the auto industry cautions could hurt workers and consumers.

Officials from the council of EU member governments, parliament and the executive Commission were to negotiate Wednesday in the wake of environment ministers’ agreement late Tuesday to lower average emissions of carbon dioxide by 35 percent from 2021.

The Commission had initially proposed 30 percent, and the parliament voted for 40 percent; talks now aim to reach a final agreement.

Some European officials expressed disappointment that the 35 percent goal agreed on under the compromise wasn’t tougher, following a UN climate panel’s warning about the consequences of failing to contain global warming. The European industry association said car makers support reducing greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, but cautioned that the proposed reduction risks harming companies’ competitiveness.

Germany’s VDA auto industry said the 35 percent agreement among governments “missed the chance to formulate the regulation in a way that is realistic technically and economically.” …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Local News; Travel
KEYWORDS: climatechange; climatechangehoax; emissions; eussr; germany; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; vda

1 posted on 10/10/2018 7:46:52 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Red Badger

Ping.


2 posted on 10/10/2018 7:47:25 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Olog-hai

Control Freaks Must Control!

Idiots.


3 posted on 10/10/2018 7:50:22 AM PDT by Basket_of_Deplorables (Q: Believing Is Seeing!)
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To: Olog-hai

And of course the elites will be able to 1) buy their way out of any increased costs, 2) have their governments give them transportation/flights, or most probably 3) just plain cheat and do whatever they wish whilst the hoi-pelloi put up with trains, taxis and other cr*p.


4 posted on 10/10/2018 7:52:54 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Olog-hai

They should hold off until dry-electrode lithium-ion batteries become commercially available. Just that could double the range of electric cars, making former VW CEO Martin Winterkorn’s claim that we could soon get electric cars going 800 km (497 miles) on a single charge not so far-fetched.


5 posted on 10/10/2018 7:53:48 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's Economic Cure)
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To: Olog-hai

As the catering fed jet set dictates, the people must suffer.


6 posted on 10/10/2018 7:56:03 AM PDT by blackdog
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To: Olog-hai

Excellent!!!...lol


7 posted on 10/10/2018 8:04:41 AM PDT by rrrod (just an old guy with a gun in his pocket)
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To: Olog-hai

“European officials seek tougher emissions rules for cars”

Enjoy the EU you morons.


8 posted on 10/10/2018 8:17:28 AM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: Basket_of_Deplorables

Perhaps they should just standardize the type of autos produced for the masses. Something along the lines of say...”a people’s car”.


9 posted on 10/10/2018 8:19:12 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Olog-hai

As usual, their politicians will run their mouths, virtue signal and agree to some resolution. They will puff their chests out and take some potshots at big bad America for not virtue signaling in kind.

Then, when leaned on by local companies who will explain just how much all this will cost, they’ll quietly drop any such requirements. Their rank hypocrisy will conveniently never be mentioned.

Rinse, Repeat.


10 posted on 10/10/2018 8:59:09 AM PDT by FLT-bird
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To: FLT-bird

The EU is not the USA. They’ve never met a regulation they didn’t like.


11 posted on 10/10/2018 9:03:50 AM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: Olog-hai
just make-em walk...
12 posted on 10/10/2018 5:18:57 PM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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To: Chode

EU refused to up this target as well:

9 Oct: Montel: Carbon dips below EUR 20 as uncertainty builds
He also cited a combination of factors such as uncertainty regarding German coal-fired generation, ongoing Brexit negotiations, additional EUA supply from Norway next year and a decision by European environment ministers to keep the 2030 climate target unchanged…

Europe’s environment ministers on Tuesday declined to increase the bloc’s 2030 emissions goals in line with a UN report recommending a cap on global temperature increases to 1.5C…
https://www.montelnews.com/en/story/carbon-dips-below-eur-20-as-uncertainty-builds/942464

9 Oct: Carbon Pulse: EU won’t seek to raise bloc’s 2030 climate target this year – Council
EU environment ministers on Tuesday were unable to agree on raising the bloc’s 2030 emission reduction goal this year, though 15 of the 28 called for an increase before the end of the decade…


13 posted on 10/10/2018 6:43:12 PM PDT by MAGAthon (O)
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