Industry giant VW is attempting to undermine a planned new EU law that would make cars more efficient.
VW's hostile lobbying could put a brake on the growing market for green cars and tie motorists to dirty and damaging oil.
While VW might make one or two self-styled green cars, these are nothing more than PR for the bigger vehicles it is flooding the market with.
VW's position will further encourage drilling for oil in fragile environments like the Arctic.
Greenpeace argues carmakers can and should develop car fleets that on average emit no more than 80g/km by 2020. A further target of 60g by 2025 should be set when the EU reviews fuel efficiency laws this year.
Darth Vader interrupts a speech by Ivan Hodac, Secretary General of car lobby ACEA, to congratulate him on his hard work on Earth. ACEA opposes better fuel efficiency standards.
A stormtrooper hands out flyers explaining Darth's intervention to a relieved crowd.
Denmark will take the helm of the Council of the European Union from January 2012 at a crucial time for the future of Europe and its citizens. As government cuts start to bite and the debt and Euro-zone crises unfold, Europeans continue to be...
It is almost two months to the day since Europe’s highest court banned the commercial patenting of stem cells involving the destruction of embryos.
The original case was brought by Greenpeace in Germany, with the backing of a...
Our power stations and electricity networks are old and need upgrading. Replacing them will cost money, but what should European governments invest in? Clean energy or conventional fuels? The EU 2050 energy roadmap, which the Commission released...
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