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  • Germany’s Diesel Disaster & The Lessons of ‘Dieselgate’

    • Date: 06/01/19
    • Holman W. Jenkins, Jr., The Wall Street Journal
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    A whole generation of green activists and politicians probably will have to die away before rational priorities for limiting CO2 emissions will be discussable. Angela Merkel had a bad 2018. Outsiders heard the word “migrants” during her party’s many electoral defeats. But a more urgent concern for millions of German voters was the fate of […]

  • Europe’s Green Madness: Dieselgate Was A Political Disaster

    • Date: 15/02/17
    • Holman W Jenkins Jr., The Wall Street Journal
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    After the Kyoto treaty, Europe’s entire auto industry was led down the primrose lane of adopting a technology that now appears to be a commercial and regulatory dead-end. Contrary to usual practice, we’ll begin with the punch-line: less than 4/1,000ths of a degree Celsius. That’s how much warming might be spared half a century from […]

  • Britain’s Diesel Fiasco Causes Rising CO2 Emissions

    • Date: 11/01/19
    • Daily Express
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    Diesel cars are in decline due to the wide condemnation of the fuel type as a result of the VW Dieselgate scandal of 2015. The overall decline in new diesel car sales has caused CO2 emissions to rise. Once revered for their lower CO2 emissions and high mileage, diesel is now the dirty word in the car […]

  • Electric Cars Are Failing To Woo Average American

    • Date: 01/05/18
    • Jon LeSage, OilPrice.com
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    Electric cars are having a hard time wooing the average American and the high prices are just one roadblock.  No wonder that 80% of tax credits are taken by households making more than $100,000 a year.  Volkswagen is spending $2 billion in America to correct its “Dieselgate” cheating scandal — and to move beyond the typical […]

  • Green Suicide: German Car-Makers Face Existential Crisis After Betting On ‘Green’ Diesel

    • Date: 29/07/17
    • The Daily Telegraph
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    “Against the backdrop of the diesel scandal, illegal agreements amount to a nuclear meltdown for the German car industry’s credibility.” At the Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart, the prize exhibit is the Benz Patent-Motorwagen of 1885, the first car ever made. It is a potent symbol for a car industry that is not just the jewel […]

  • Europe’s Green Madness: German Carmakers’ Shares Crash On Allegations Of Diesel Collusion

    • Date: 24/07/17
    • The Daily Telegraph
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    Germany’s biggest car manufacturers shares plunged in early trading as investors digested allegations about decades of collusion between Volkswagen, BMW and Daimler. Investors dumped the shares after reports, which first appeared in the German press late on Friday afternoon, claiming the companies may have secretly worked together on technology, forming a cartel that could have led […]

  • Study: Most EU Carmakers Report False CO2 Emissions

    • Date: 12/05/16
    • Ben Knight, Deutsche Welle
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    Volkswagen’s diesel scandal could just be the tip of a very large iceberg when it comes to carmakers faking emissions figures. Carmakers are exploiting weak and outdated EU laws to claim misleading statistics about fuel efficiency, a new report says. Real-world CO2 emissions are up to 40 percent higher than in the lab. According to […]

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