BRUSSELS, Sept 24 Italian Prime Minister Silvio
Berlusconi has written to the European Commission asking to
renegotiate the caps on his country's carbon dioxide emissions,
an Italian government official said on Thursday.
The official made the comments one day after Poland and
Estonia made headway in a court challenge to their own emissions
"The cap assigned to Italy was excessively low and we have
difficulty meeting it as our industry is already very efficient,
especially our power generation system," the official said.
"The letter was meant to raise a problem that has also
become evident in the European Court of Justice decision on
Poland and Estonia's caps," the official added.
"We are making no proposal, just looking to discuss this
problem with the Commission."
(Reporting by Pete Harrison, editing by Timothy Heritage)