We must fight to prevent the EU Council regulation on combustion cars from coming into force, because it is absurd, Elżbieta Witek, Marshal of the Sejm, told Polsat News.
The EU Council on Tuesday adopted a regulation with stricter CO2 emission standards for new cars and vans. The scheme is based on 100 percent. reduction of carbon dioxide emissions for new vehicles after 2035. These provisions prohibit the registration of new cars with internal combustion engines from 2035. Only Poland opposed these provisions. Bulgaria, Romania and Italy abstained.
When asked on Tuesday evening in Polsat News, Marshal Witek replied that a lot can still happen until 2035.
No one predicted a pandemic or a war in Ukraine in 2019, so 4 years ago. So this is a long time and you have to fight to prevent this decision from taking effect because it is absurd
– emphasized the Marshal of the Sejm.
She remembered that Poland had already been outnumbered several times and it later turned out that she was right.
Let me remind you that we were in the absolute minority when we talked about the forced displacement of immigrants in 2015, and today the whole world says that Poland was right when we warned about the possible aggression of Vladimir Putin from the East, that he a dangerous policy aimed at rebuilding this superpower position of Russia, no one believed us, and today they say that the Poles were right
– said Elizabeth Witek.
The new EU regulations set the following targets: reduction of CO2 emissions by 55%. for new passenger cars and 50% for new vans in 2030-2034 compared to 2021 levels; 100 percent reduction in CO2 emissions for both new cars and vans from 2035.
The adoption of the rules – which de facto bans the registration of new combustion engine cars from 2035 – has been called into question in recent weeks after Germany objected, demanding an exception for so-called e-fuel.
As Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced on Tuesday, it was on his orders that the Climate Minister voted against the regulation.
On my advice, Minister Anna Moscow has voted against the ban on the sale of new combustion cars after 2035. Thank you, minister.
writes the prime minister on Twitter.
Müller: The energy transition cannot take place at this rate
The energy transition cannot take place at this rate. Less wealthy people will pay for it, and the rich will manage, government spokesman Piotr Müller said on TVP, responding to the EU Council regulation adopted on Tuesday banning the registration of new combustion engine cars from 2035.
This is bad information. Poland was strongly against it from the start. Today, several other European countries abstained from voting. (…) We have said from the very beginning that energy transformation is one of the important elements of EU building and technological advantage, but it cannot happen at this rate. At the end of the day, this pace will be paid for by the less – and moderately – well-off, and the wealthy will make it through
According to him, in line with the philosophy of the EU, the costs of the energy transition will be passed on to the less fortunate, not the rich.
As he added, the main argument of Poland’s opposition to this regulation is the transfer of costs. According to him, combustion cars are generally used by less wealthy people. Müller also argued that the pace of change implemented was too fast, which – in his opinion – had to be adapted to the economic conditions and financial possibilities.
In this regard, Müller pointed out that the ruthless game of the economic lobby is often played out under ecological slogans.
We see that national interests, in this case German interests, are at stake here. Ecological slogans are often no more than a veil
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