Stakeholders will be meeting in Madrid for the COP25 Climate Change Conference over the next two weeks (2-13 December), and transport decarbonisation is expected to take centre stage in the discussions.
Critics say too much focus is being put on the electrification of the sector and question whether this would bring the desired results, suggesting instead a more pragmatic approach using all available options.
Advanced biofuels are also seen as a promising solution to the transport problem, but investments should scale up.
The recently updated Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) has drawn much criticism and the European Commission would do well to look at it again, Artur Runge-Metzger, director of the Commission’s Climate Action directorate, told a EURACTIV event last week.
But what are the pragmatic options?
A number of policymakers emphasised at the global climate conference COP25 in Madrid that electrification should play a leading role in road transport’s decarbonisation efforts.
However, the affordability of transport electrification raises questions, as key stakeholders have not yet addressed the …
Until electrification of transport is fully in place, ethanol could be used as a “bridge” to make fuels cleaner, US farmers told EURACTIV.com at the COP25 in Madrid.
Transport accounts for a quarter of climate-harming greenhouse gas emissions and, at a glance, a quarter of COP25 talks are about cutting transport emissions. They’re the hardest kind to cut, writes James Cogan.
James Cogan is a policy advisor to Ethanol …
The EU should look at how countries across the world promote biofuels in their national policies and, following the announcement of the Green Deal, basically “revisit” the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) on road transport decarbonisation, a biofuel expert told …