EU considering interim 2025 target for truck CO2 standards

April 12, 2018 by CaliforniaCarbon.info

(Source:Reuters) The European Commission is considering an interim CO2 emissions standard for trucks in 2025 to be followed by a stricter one in 2030, an official said on Wednesday ahead of the publication of the bloc’s first ever such targets.Unlike other countries such as the United States, China, Japan and Canada, the European Union has no limits on CO2 emissions from trucks, which account for a quarter of road transport emissions.“We are looking at several options, one being to have a target in 2025, as we have proposed for cars, another one for 2030,” said Alexandre Paquot, head of the Road Transport Unit at the Commission’s climate department, at an event in Brussels.The Commission is expected to propose its CO2 targets in May, following which the proposal will need to be agreed by EU lawmakers and national governments. Read full article…

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