Schultz Environment Blog

Environment in a broad sense,transports and energy issues. From my local point of view with a global touch!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Cleaner cars in Europe
As expected the criteria for content of CO 2 level in exhaust gases, has been compromised by the European commission between the interests of the car industry and environment. The commission wants to lower the limit values of greenhouse gases to 130 gram per kilometre by 2012. And through other measures, better fuels and tires, the commission hopes to reach 120 gram per kilometre by 2012. And that’s the same level as the car industry earlier had volunteered to reach in 2010. But as Margot Wallström, the vice chair of the commission said, it’s the hardest law in this issue in the world. In a way she is of course right, but I think it’s quite a weak compromise where the environmental interest haven’t been that successful.


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