EU To Charge Emissions From Heating Buildings And Road Transport

On Tuesday morning, the European Union countries approved a package of reforms relating to climate standards. The EU’s twenty-seven member states voted to charge emissions from heating buildings and road transport from 2027 and to end free allowances by 2034.

The EU will also introduce a so-called carbon border tax and create a social climate fund, which is intended, among other things, to help mitigate the expected increase in heating costs for households.

European lawmakers agreed on the regulation last week, and the new rules can finally take effect.