EU plan that by the next 15 years sales of petrol and diesel driven vehicles will be banned
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The EU is proposing to Member Countries, including Malta, that the sale of petrol and diesel driven vehicles comes to an end by 2035. This is part of the pan that by the year 2050 Europe becomes carbon-free. Another proposal includes taxes on aviation fuel.
The President of the EU Commission, Ursula von der Leyen said “doing less or doing nothing literally means changing everything. The infernos and hurricanes that we have seen over the last few weeks are only a very small window into what our future could look like. But by acting now, when we still have the policy choices, we can do things another way.”
The EU is proposing a tax on manufacturing when manufacturers are non-EU when importing steel and concrete. It is further being proposed that that buildings classed to be non-energy efficient should be renovated. The EU Commissioner for Climate Change, Frans Timmermans, said these proposals mean people having to make sacrifices but the changes are needed.
“We would fail not just ourselves but we would fail our children and our grandchildren who, in my view, if we do not fix, they will be fighting wars over water and food.”
These proposals have yet to be approved by the EU Parliament before they can be implemented.