• 3 minutes Oil Price Could Fall To $30 If Global Deal Not Extended
  • 7 minutes Middle East on brink: Oil tankers attacked off Oman
  • 11 minutes Is $60/Bbl WTI still considered a break even for Shale Oil
  • 15 minutes CNN:America's oil boom will break more records this year. OPEC is stuck in retreat
  • 6 hours The Pope: "Climate change ... doomsday predictions can no longer be met with irony or disdain."
  • 3 hours Coal Boom in Asia is Real and a Long Trend
  • 3 hours The Plastics Problem
  • 9 hours China's President Xi To Visit North Korea This Week
  • 1 hour GM Considering Electric Hummer
  • 13 hours OPEC, GEO-POLITICS & OIL SUPPLY & PRICES
  • 15 hours Fareed Zakaria: Canary in the Coal Mine (U.S. Dollar Hegemony)
  • 15 hours Why Is America (Texas) Burning Millions of Dollars Per Day Of Natural Gas?
  • 11 hours Forbes: Giant Floating Solar Farms Could Extract CO2 From Seawater, Producing Methanol Fuel.
  • 5 hours The Magic and Wonders of US Shale Supply: Keeping energy price shock minimised: US oil supply keeping lid on prices despite global risks: IEA chief
  • 3 hours Hydrogen FTW... Some Day
  • 13 hours Hormuz and surrounding waters: Energy Threats to the World: Oil, LNG, shipping markets digest new risks after Strait of Hormuz attack
  • 17 hours As Iran Nuclear Deal Flounders, France Turns To Saudi For Oil
  • 8 hours Russia removes special military forces from Venezuela . . . . Maduro gone by September ? . . . Oil starts to flow ? Think so . .
Alt Text

Europe Throws Billions At New EV Battery Ventures

The European Union is looking…

Alt Text

Oil Majors Are Missing The Renewable Boom In Asia

Renewables are booming in Asia,…

Alt Text

IEA: Renewables Growth Is Stalling

Renewable energy deployment stalled out…

Lincoln Brown

Lincoln Brown

Lincoln Brown is the former News and Program Director for KVEL radio in Vernal, Utah. He hosted “The Lincoln Brown Show” and was penned a…

More Info

Trending Discussions

All New Cars To Be Emission Free In Germany By 2030

In an effort to make good on a pledge to cut its carbon output anywhere from 80 percent to 95 percent by 2050, Germany is mandating that new cars registered there will have to be emissions-free by the year 2030.

Deputy Economy Minster Rainer Baake said that the country has not seen any reductions in its CO2 output from transportation since 1990.

Baake also said that while Germany can’t do anything about truck emissions at the present, it can take steps to mitigate CO2 emissions from cars. Germany’s Environment Ministry has declared that the transportation system must cut approximately 10 million metric tons of CO2 over the next five years, and that vehicle emissions account for approximately one-fifth of the country’s carbon dioxide emissions.

Last year Germany’s emissions totaled about 165 million tons.

Germany has committed to lowering emissions by 40 percent by the year 2020. The country, however, has not enthusiastically embraced electric cars as a means of lowering its emissions output. Baake noted that on average, cars have a 20-year lifespan. Because of that, the country needs to slash the number of registrations for cars powered by gasoline and diesel over the next decade and a half. Related: How Far From An Electric World Are We?

The government under Chancellor Angela Merkel is planning to provide subsidies that it hopes will boost the sale of electric cars. In a plan similar to those in other countries, people who buy electric or hybrid cars would be eligible for cash incentives. The Environment Ministry is hopeful that the move will help to sell around 500,000 electric cars by the year 2020. Cars powered solely by electricity are anticipated to account for 8 percent of cars on German roads by 2025. To foster this, the government is still working to install battery and hybrid plug-ins around the country.

By Lincoln Brown for Oilprice.com

More Top Reads From Oilprice.com:




Download The Free Oilprice App Today

Back to homepage

Trending Discussions


Leave a comment
  • Tom C on June 14 2016 said:
    Does this include VW, too?
  • Earl H on June 15 2016 said:
    In other news, VW has declared their new diesels emission free after recently updating their software.
  • JP DeCaen on June 15 2016 said:
    This story has no basis in fact. No actual legal proposal has been drafted.
  • sdtfh on June 16 2016 said:
    It's just the usual horses**t from a clueless, third-rate green-populist politician. Just ignore it, it's utter nonsense.
  • roddy6667 on June 17 2016 said:
    Where will these "emissions free" cars get their electricity? If you answer "solar", you have no idea how big of a solar panel it would take for each car. Wind is too fickle and can't be stored well.

Leave a comment





Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News