Case restated for 30% EU carbon target

February 2012
ENDS (Environmental Data Services);Feb2012, Issue 445, p51
The article discusses the results of a European Commission study which shows that a 30 percent target reduction for European Union (EU) carbon emissions by 2020 would not have a major economic impact on member states. The commission admits that the increase on the 20 percent target would affect poorer eastern European countries but certain mechanisms could be placed to redistribute the cost burden. It describes the mechanisms that would place the impact on western European countries.


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