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.
Although the new renewable energy directive (REDII) set compromise minimum targets helping to decarbonise the transport sector, the EU executive reserves the right to take action on the matter again if necessary, a Commission official has said.
Europe’s demonstrated preference for ideology over science explains why Europe is both the most vocal climate proponent on the world stage and also the most wasteful and ineffective one, Eric Sievers, director of investments at Ethanol Europe, told EURACTIV.com in an interview.
The EU is facing another lost decade in transport decarbonisation, a difficult process that requires all available measures. The National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) are key to decarbonising transport in the next decade and delivering on the EU's climate pledges, writes Zoltán Szabó.