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May 30, 2010 23:00 ET

European Commission Wants to Raise Carbon-Emissions Target to 30%, an Industrial Info News Alert

GALWAY, IRELAND--(Marketwire - May 30, 2010) -  Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland) -- The European Commission wants to raise Europe's carbon emissions reduction target from 20% to 30% by 2020, but has stopped short of trying to implement the policy. In an analysis report, the Commission has outlined the benefits of a higher emissions-reduction target, supporting the proposals with figures that show how the recession has made achieving the higher target significantly less expensive. European countries are fiercely divided over the issue of raising the emissions bar, with France and Germany firmly opposed to any blanket increase in reduction targets by 2020. On the other hand, countries like the U.K. and Sweden are already aiming for a 30% or higher emissions reduction.

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