NEW CASTLE, U.K. – The European Commission is attempting to put a positive spin on the auto industry’s latest carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions figures, despite negligible progress in the last 12 months. Europe’s progress on tailpipe emissions is negligible. The Commission recently praised efforts by the European Union and Japanese auto makers, noting "CO2 emissions from new passenger cars sold in the EU decreased by 10.8% between 1995 and 2002." But this glosses over the fact ...

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