Energy price surge reveals EU rift over climate push

General view of smoke coming from a chimney of an energy plant in Dublin, Ireland, September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh KilcoyneBRUSSELS, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Surging energy costs stoked tensions between European Union countries over their green transition on Wednesday, with wealthy member states saying it proved the need to press on with new climate change policies and some poorer ones wary.As European gas prices hit record highs on Wednesday, the bloc’s environment ministers sat down for their first talks on a major package of green proposals, including taxes on polluting fuels and a 2035 end-date for combustion engine car sales.Wealthier western …
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