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European Commission President pledges to make steel production environmentally friendly

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European officials will do their best to encourage European producers to switch to carbon-free steelmaking technologies.

European Commission President pledges to make steel production environmentally friendly

The European Union plans to gradually switch to steel production with a minimum of harmful emissions, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said at a conference in Berlin.

“We want European countries to actively invest in new technologies to make steel " green ". "Green " steel costs about € 100 more per tonne than conventional steel produced in the traditional way, ”she said.

According to her, therefore, in 2021, the European Commission does not want to increase imports of steel produced by the traditional method. Officials will bet on encouraging their producers to switch to emission-free production.

“Climate change is a major post-COVID-19 crisis and therefore there can be no reversal after the pandemic, no return to fossil fuel-based economic activities,” von der Leyen emphasized.

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