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  • Poland at a crossroads: The impact of CO2 and fuel economy regulation on Poland

    In July 2012 the European Commission published its proposal on fuel efficiency and CO2 standards for new cars in the year 2020 (Review of Regulation 443/2009). The Commission proposes to reduce fuel consumption of new cars by almost 30% by 2020 to 3,8 l/100km (or 95g CO2/km). This proposal is currently being discussed by the Council and the European Parliament and is of singular importance to Poland.Poland is a country with a rapidly growing car fleet and a equally growing thirst for oil.

    [mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]Poland is a country with a rapidly growing car fleet and a equally growing thirst for oil. At the same time Polish cars, which are still by and large second hand cars, are a lot less efficient than the EU average. Because of lower incomes, Poles spend a relatively big part of their disposable income on fuel bills.

    This report assesses what the impacts of EU fuel economy standards would be for Poland and discusses the impacts of different policy options.