By Paul Homewood
Reality is beginning to dawn in the EU:
Contrary to what has been announced, Cañete has not submitted the proposal to the EU member states, the German Press Agency in Brussels has learned. The idea was met with opposition by, among others, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the German industry. Other EU countries also rejected it. Global climate policy is in crisis since US President Donald Trump quit the Paris climate agreement of 2015.
Meanwhile German carmakers are fighting back against forced switching to EVs:
The European Commission has reservations about the climate goals of the European Parliament. Around 59,000 jobs in the automotive industry are endangered – and they could arise elsewhere.
Brussels – The EU Commission has warned against overly ambitious climate targets for European car manufacturers. "Existing jobs in the car industry threaten to be lost if the transition (to new engines) is too fast," the Brussels-based EU Commission writes in a new impact assessment on the proposed EU targets for manufacturers’ CO2 fleet emissions by 2030.
Industry and the IG Metall union too have warned that a forced switch to alternative vehicles could result in the loss of many jobs in the production of internal combustion engines.
According to the Commission’s calculations, some 59,000 jobs could be eliminated by 2030 should the European Parliament’s Environment Committee prevail with its proposal. Just over two weeks ago, MEPs called for car emissions to be reduced by 45 percent by 2030 compared to 2021.
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September 29, 2018 at 04:51AM