Environment & Energy Report

European Parliament Backs EU Carbon-Neutral Greenhouse Gas Plan

March 14, 2019, 2:34 PM

The European Parliament on March 14 threw its weight behind the idea that the European Union should become a carbon-neutral greenhouse gas emissions economy by 2050.

Sitting in Strasbourg, France, the parliament’s members voted 369 to 166, with 40 abstentions, for a resolution in favor of the goal, which, if formally adopted, would mean the EU would make a decisive move away from fossil fuels.

The parliament’s resolution isn’t binding, but is considered to represent the position of lawmakers in an ongoing discussion about how the EU can best meet the goals of the international Paris Agreement and avoid the...

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