Fit for 55: Commission prepares for battle over ‘epic’ climate policy package

A high-stakes political battle looms over the European Commission’s plans to overhaul EU climate policy, particularly over its proposals to modernise energy taxation and to set up emissions trading for road transport and buildings.

by Simon Pickstone
Smoke billowing into the air at the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The 'fit for 55' package promises sweeping reforms to every aspect of EU climate policy, but a fierce political fight awaits. Photo: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images
Smoke billowing into the air at the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The 'fit for 55' package promises sweeping reforms to every aspect of EU climate policy, but a fierce political fight awaits. Photo: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

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