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The European Commission proposes to limit the carbon dioxide emissions of heavy vehicles. The aim of Brussels is to reduce the amount of toxic gases emitted by trucks into the atmosphere. This will be possible by imposing a reduction of 15% by 2025 that will increase to 30% in 2030, both percentages with respect to the 2019 emissions. Community authorities approve the agreement highlighting the positive effects it will have on the environment, but the sector see the objective too strict. As is common, these figures have not satisfied almost anyone.

The defenders of the environment defend that it is possible a greater one lowered, whereas the automobile employers defended that the goal was too ambitious and it will remain in 7% in 2025 with the final objective of 16% in 2030. The Commission has opted for some intermediate measures, but keeping in mind the obligations of the Paris Agreement. The energy commissioner, Migue Arias Cañete said: “All sectors should contribute to the achievement of our climate commitments.”

The European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA), which represents the seven largest companies that market trucks in the continent, describes the proposal as “too aggressive” and estimates that Brussels ignores the ability to adapt to new technologies due to the greater complexity of your vehicles in front of the cars. “The heavy vehicles that will be sold in 20025 are being manufactured at the moment. The level of ambition is too strict for such a short period, “he criticized in a statement.

Initially, the regulation will only affect the heavier trucks, but from 2022 it will be extended to lighter trucks, buses and trailers. The international context favors the proposal of the Commission. The barrel of Brent oil reached this Thursday at $ 80, maximum in three and a half years. Some analysts predict a jump to $ 98. Its contagion to the real economy is a fact: the price of fuel in Spain accumulates in Spain eight consecutive weeks to the rise.