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Denmark urges European auto industry to take action on climate change

Danish energy and climate minister Lars Christian Lilleholt wants to reduce greenhouse gases such as CO2 by at least 40 percent.

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The European automotive industry has been too slow in taking climate climate seriously. But the Danish government thinks that needs to end now and wants to impose strict demands on VW, Renault and the rest of the sector, which must start producing vehicles with markedly lower CO2 footprints, writes Danish daily Politiken.

Danish energy and climate minister Lars Christian Lilleholt (Liberal Party) wants to see the lowering of greenhouse gas emission such as CO2 from vehicles by at least 40 percent. A way of achieving this is to place ambitious requirements on auto manufacturers.

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