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Denmark will push for EU ban on fossil fuel cars in 2030

The Danish energy minister is coming to EU climate negotiations with a concrete proposal.

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Wednesday, the EU Commission will present its draft of a long-term climate strategy for EU member countries. It faces negotiation from member states, and Danish energy and utilities minister Lars Christian Lilleholt will bring a concrete proposal to the table. 

"We will aim for a phasing out of petrol and diesel cars over time and the introduction of sales ban of new models by 2030. I will strive to gather like-minded EU countries around this goal which we will hopefully secure support for. It is important that we set the bar high," the minister says.

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