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Brussels signals more ambition on green policies

The new head of the European Commission has vowed to propose more ambitious targets for CO2 emission reductions by 2030, which could help speed up the deployment of green gases and carbon-capture technologies The new head of the European Commission has vowed to propose more ambitious targets for CO2 emission reductions by 2030, which could help speed up the deployment of green gases and carbon-capture technologies.
By Andreas Walstad 18 July 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation 0 34407
Ursula von der Leyen, the new president of the European Commission. (PA)

The key issue: Ursula von der Leyen – who narrowly won the election to become the new president of the European Commission on Tuesday – has vowed to propose more ambitious carbon dioxide reduction targets for 2030 and more funding for climate-friendly technologies.   

Interfax analysis: The election of former German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen as president of the European Commission could signal a boost for renewable gases and carbon-capture technologies, but winning support from coal-dependent member states in Eastern Europe will be a tough challenge...