Energy in transport: New European car emissions target - is it stronger or weaker? James Hunt. Energy World April 2007, P. 14-15

After power generation, road transport is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Europe, contributing about 20% of the EU's total emissions of carbon dioxide, and this is rising fast. Passenger cars alone are responsible for around 12% of total EU carbon dioxide emissions. Here, James Hunt reports on the latest car emissions limits announced by the European Commission, and on the confusion as to whether they advance the fight against climate change or not.

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