Nachfolgend wird eine geringfügig veränderte und gekürzte Pressemitteilung des Europäischen Parlaments dokumentiert.
The Environment Committee backed a target for emissions from passenger cars of 120g of carbon dioxide per kilometre from 2012 in a vote on Thursday. It also opted for a new long-term target of 95g CO2/km for 2020. Committee MEPs rejected proposals for transitional measures for the car industry until 2015. From 2012, car manufacturers exceeding the targets will have to pay fines – „excess emissions premiums“ – for every excess gram of CO2.
The vote, based on a report drawn up by Guido Sacconi (PES, IT), concerned a draft regulation which sets emission performance standards for new passenger cars (the „M1“ category) registered in the EU. These account for 12% of overall EU emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), the main greenhouse gas, according to European Commission’s figures. The new regulation is part of the EU’s effort to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% by 2020.
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