Gaza’s Nusseirat power plant is in danger of shutting down as Israel’s latest border closure on the impoverished enclave halts deliveries of diesel.
The move, which is intended to help achieve Europe's climate objectives, has also been defined as a "necessity" in the face of competition from China and the United States.
Nine member countries have written to the European Commission, saying the current CO2 standards need a "significant strengthening", and the EU must also bolster charging and refuelling infrastructure for zero-emission vehicles.
Turkey's Competition Authority discussed earlier findings from a preliminary investigation and decided to open an investigation.
Germany's government and auto companies are under pressure to cut pollution caused by the auto industry - a lucrative sector with an annual turnover of over $400 billion.
Governments around the world believe the policies of banning fossil usage are necessary to improve air quality and reduce the risk to the environment.
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