The European Commission has proposed a law to make the European Union carbon-neutral by 2050. Such measures would drive forward development in renewable energy technologies, including electric vehicles.

The proposed legislation would empower the commission to set binding short-term climate targets that don’t need unanimous approval from all 27 member states.

Policy analysts believe some countries could strongly oppose these measures, so the current draft is unlikely to be approved without substantial amendments. On the flip side, climate activists, including Greta Thunberg, claim the new measures do not extend far enough.

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