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Sweden to introduce eco-labeling for car fuels: minister

Xinhua, August 20, 2016 Adjust font size:

The Swedish government wants to introduce eco-labelling for car fuels, Swedish Television reported Friday.

Swedish Environment Minister Karolina Skog told the public-service broadcaster that consumers have the right to know what environmental impact products they buy have. To that end, gas stations will be required to label each gas pump, with labels specifying the environmental impact of the fuels.

"Today, the gas pumps contain different types of fuels and different blends. I want it to be simpler to choose and that the information should reach all consumers," said Skog.

The idea is that all fuels will be labelled according to the same standards so that it will be easier for car users to compare as they fill up their tanks at the petrol station.

The government is pushing for a "lifecycle perspective" on emissions, which takes into account both how the production and transport of fuels affects the environment, as well as the actual effects of car use. The environmental impact includes emission of carbon dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and various particles. Enditem