Comments on: A speed limit for Germany? http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/07/29/a-speed-limit-for-germany/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: VAS http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/07/29/a-speed-limit-for-germany/comment-page-1/#comment-340783 Fri, 07 Aug 2009 06:23:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13598#comment-340783 In this modern times when compromises will have to be made to collectively tackle the climate change debacle, I see changing times ahead. German car lobby or not I think most Germans will probably favour a speed limit if Merkel et al decide to introduce one. The car industry will not want to have negative PR for their CSR endeavours. Having said that, with the German car industry being innovative in technology to reduce car emissions, I have doubts if a 9% emissions reduction can be achieved with a speed limit of 120km/h…..I would have thought much less can be achieved.

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By: Erik Kirschbaum http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/07/29/a-speed-limit-for-germany/comment-page-1/#comment-340646 Thu, 30 Jul 2009 11:20:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13598#comment-340646 You’ve got a point, Nikkei. The car lobby is very powerful. Until recently the Environment Minister was even opposed to a speed limit! Figure that one out… But there is pressure growing on the Germany government, also from abroad, to introduce a speed limit. How can Germany push other countries to reduce emissions when they turn a blind eye to one way to make a significant contribution themselves — with a speed limit?

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By: Nikkei 225 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/07/29/a-speed-limit-for-germany/comment-page-1/#comment-340630 Wed, 29 Jul 2009 18:12:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13598#comment-340630 It doubt this will ever happen, the German car lobby is far too powerful. No other political party would like to burn its fingers on this.

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