"The Green Steel Revolution Is Picking Up Steam"

"In a weird twist, the EU lifting tariffs on Harley-Davidsons could help make carbon-free steel"

"We may be one step closer to seeing a worldwide revolution in making greener steel thanks to a new international agreement on tariffs.

Over the weekend, news broke that the U.S. and the EU had reached an agreement to lift tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The tariffs had been imposed by former President Donald Trump. He ostensibly put them in place in the service of reviving the U.S. steel industry, which... didn’t work. In retaliation, the EU imposed their own tariffs on truly American exports like bourbon, Harley-Davidson motorcycles, and motorboats. The deal reached this weekend kicks those weapons in the trade war to the curb.

This might sound like boring news, but the details of this agreement contain some juicy climate nuggets. Namely, an emphasis on figuring out a way to make steel without carbon emissions. The U.S. and the EU are calling the new terms “the world’s first carbon-based sectoral arrangement” on the trade of steel and aluminum."

Molly Taft reports for Earther November 1, 2021.


"US, EU Say Deal On Steel Tariffs Will Help On Climate Change" (AP)

Source: Earther, 11/02/2021