Europe’s transport decarbonisation

Will the revised Renewable Energy Directive help the member states meet their transport decarbonisation objectives? [Shutterstock]

The Green Energy Platform, led by think-tank Farm Europe, organised a workshop in Brussels on Wednesday (12 June) to present the results of the ‘2030 Transport Decarbonisation Options’ study, conducted by consultancy firm Navigant.

The final versions of the Integrated National Climate and Energy Plans (NECPs) that the member states have to present to the European Commission are expected by the end of the year and the Commission will issue recommendations this week.

Will the revised Renewable Energy Directive help the member states meet their transport decarbonisation objectives?

According to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), both electromobility and biofuels will be needed to reach that goal.

IPCC scientist: E-mobility not the only way to decarbonise transport

When it comes to decarbonisation of transport, switching to electric cars is just one option and there are a number of others, such as biofuels, that should not be discarded,  a scientist from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), told EURACTIV.com on the sidelines of COP24 in Katowice.

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