Metals, electricity, cement… The European Union wants to tax polluting imports

The European Union has reduced its CO emissions2 25% since 1990, but has weakened its industry. Its 12,000 high-emitting companies (steel, cement, power plants, refineries, chemicals, i.e. 45% of the Union’s greenhouse gases) are indeed subject, since 2009, to carbon quotas, rights to pollute, become expensive. The EU refuses that non-European manufacturers, particularly Chinese, continue […]

Metals, electricity, cement… The European Union wants to tax polluting imports

The European Union has reduced its CO emissions2 25% since 1990, but has weakened its industry. Its 12,000 high-emitting companies (steel, cement, power plants, refineries, chemicals, i.e. 45% of the Union’s greenhouse gases) are indeed subject, since 2009, to carbon quotas, rights to pollute, become expensive. The EU refuses that non-European manufacturers, particularly Chinese, continue […]