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MEPs backed a text that keeps passenger car exhaust pollutants at the current level (Photo: Andreas Christen)

MEPs approve watered-down car emissions, after Renew U-turn

MEPs in the environment committee approved new emissions rules for cars on Thursday (12 October), with the final text weaker than the EU Commission initially had intended.

The so-called Euro 7 emissions standards, planned and researched since 2018, and the recently agreed regulation for CO2 standards for cars and vans, were meant to ensure cleaner vehicles on our roads and lower toxic emissions from exhaust pipes.

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Wester is a journalist from the Netherlands with a focus on the green economy. He joined EUobserver in September 2021. Previously he was editor-in-chief of Vice, Motherboard, a science-based website, and climate economy journalist for The Correspondent.

MEPs backed a text that keeps passenger car exhaust pollutants at the current level (Photo: Andreas Christen)

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Wester is a journalist from the Netherlands with a focus on the green economy. He joined EUobserver in September 2021. Previously he was editor-in-chief of Vice, Motherboard, a science-based website, and climate economy journalist for The Correspondent.

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