EU agrees to 30 percent CO2 emissions cut for trucks by 2030

Trucks stand in a queue along a highway near the Austrian border in Hegyeshalom, Hungary, August 31, 2015. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union agreed on Tuesday to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from new trucks and buses by 30 percent by a 2030 deadline, the European Commission said.

The European Parliament and the Council, which represents the 28 EU member countries, struck a compromise in the early hours.

“For the first time binding CO2-reduction targets for trucks at the EU-level, including a clear stimulus for zero and low-emission trucks,” Bas Eickhout, a Greens lawmaker who had negotiated on behalf of the European Parliament, said on social network Twitter.

Reporting by Philip Blenkinsop

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