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Climate change: European disunion

Consensus across the continent on energy and emissions policy is severely lacking

The EU remains a global leader on carbon emissions reductions: renewables use is growing and the bloc should easily meet its 2020 target, while both governments and EU-based car makers have big plans to hasten the switch away from gasoline and diesel to electric vehicles. That's the good news. The bad news is that policy remains bitty and regional biases prevail. At June's G20 meeting in Hamburg, European leaders, along with those of China and other leading economies, put up what looked like a united front against US president Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate change accord. But not all is rosy in the garden—and not everyone in European capitals rejects Trump's thinking, at lea

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