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German manoeuvring succeeds in blocking deal on EU car CO2 standards

Press release | June 27, 2013 at 15:41

Brussels - The German government has succeeded in delaying the approval of an EU agreement on CO2 emission standards for cars reached on Monday. Following the personal intervention of German chancellor Angela Merkel late on Wednesday night, a...

Car efficiency vote stalls, again

Press release | October 4, 2013 at 15:55

Brussels – Germany has once again managed to postpone a deal on lowering the climate impact of Europe’s cars, in a move that Greenpeace says endangers the progress already made in tackling carbon dioxide emissions from passenger cars in Europe.

EU seals bad deal to limit climate impact of cars

Press release | November 26, 2013 at 18:31

Brussels – Negotiators from the European Parliament, the Lithuanian EU presidency and the European Commission agreed today to further dilute the EU’s carbon emission standards for cars, after Germany managed to derail a previous compromise...

Supercredits briefing

Publication | April 23, 2013 at 8:30

Brussels – In advance of this week’s vote in the European Parliament environment committee on the car CO2 emission standards, Greenpeace is today releasing a briefing and infographic on the effect that so-called supercredits would have on the...

MEPs bend but do not break under car lobby pressure

Press release | April 24, 2013 at 15:03

Brussels, 24 April 2013 – Members of the European Parliament’s environment committee have voted in favour of long-term targets to improve car fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions by 2025. But MEPs also voted to weaken the EU’s 2020 target...

EU environment ministers must reject German car emission loopholes

Press release | June 18, 2013 at 15:08

Luxembourg - Today, Greenpeace activists appealed to the European Union’s environment ministers gathered in Luxembourg to reject German proposals to weaken the EU’s CO2 emission standards for cars.

Report: Low Emission Car Measures Under the EU’s CO2 Regulations for Passenger Cars

Publication | April 16, 2013 at 11:53

Ricardo-AEA report for Greenpeace and Transport & Environment

Last-ditch attempt by German government to sabotage law for cleaner cars

Blog entry by Franziska Achterberg | June 14, 2013

Politicians would make terrible magicians. That’s my conclusion after reading about a new proposal from the German government about how they think carmakers should (or shouldn’t) meet European carbon emission targets for cars in 2020...

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