BRUSSELS – The European Parliament begins debating proposed legislation that would force auto makers to cut carbon dioxide emissions from new models to an average of 130 g/km across the fleet by 2012. An EP industry committee that proposed an even tougher cap of 120 g/km has since tabled the amendment. The committee’s spokeswoman is calling for tough penalties for auto makers that don’t meet the proposed 130 g/km standard. “These (penalties) should be high in order to be dissuasive and ...

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