European Parliament lawmakers said they had reached a compromise deal on European Union plans to restore damaged natural ecosystems, even after the biggest group walked out of negotiations.
The biggest lawmaker group in the European Parliament on Wednesday walked out of negotiations on a landmark EU law to protect nature, dealing another blow to the contested proposal.
But only if the charging infrastructure is ramped up much faster
PM Giorgia Meloni's far-right government tried and failed to block EU plans to ban all new fossil fuel-powered cars by 2035, but it's not giving up the fight entirely.
The European Union has been at the forefront of the fight against climate change and the protection of nature for years. But it now finds itself under pressure from within to pause new environmental efforts amid fears they will hurt the economy. With the next European Parliament elections set for 2024, some leaders and lawmakers are concerned about antagonizing workers and voters with new binding legislation and restrictive measures and are urging the 27-nation bloc to hit the brakes. Measures to extend protection to large swaths of land are a center of controversy.
Electric car transition will lead to £10bn shortfall in taxes - and rich benefit most from savings, report warns
A new road duty and reduced VAT for public charging points have been proposed to prevent the wealthy disproportionately benefitting from electric vehicle savings.
The biggest hurdle to mass adoption of electric cars is not the cars themselves.
EV sales will top one million this year. That means shopping for a Tesla, Leaf, Bolt and other models in the used auto market will get easier over time.
The European Union has been at the forefront of the fight against climate change and the protection of nature.