Ninety German households are trying to reduce their carbon footprint over a period of one year. It’s a project coordinated by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. For the families, it’s a challenge.
For the past year, Karin Beese and her family have been on a low-carbon diet in an effort to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and head off the worst effects of climate change. And it's changed their lives.
The EU Commission wants carbon dioxide emissions from cars to be reduced by 30 percent by 2030, it announced on Wednesday. Opposition has been strong, not least from the powerful German car industry.
European carmakers have openly questioned the EU's 2021 car emissions goals, rejecting tougher reduction targets planned for 2030. They claim the bloc's targets and its push toward more electronic cars will cost jobs.
French car maker PSA is reportedly seeking a refund from General Motors (GM) after discovering it was allegedly misled about Opel's emissions challenges prior to the acquisition of the German car maker.
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