RED III: Europe’s reality check

In this special report, EURACTIV will analyse the multidimensional role of first-generation biofuels, the prospect of electric cars as well as the future of multipliers in achieving transport goals. [Shutterstock/Kunlanan Yarist]

Transport is responsible for 27% of total greenhouse gas emissions in the EU and several pieces of legislation have failed to bring about major changes. The EU executive has already admitted that by 2030, oil will still drive Europe’s cars.

The European Commission is now re-visiting the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) as part of the EU Green Deal and electrification is seen as the main way to decarbonise the EU transport sector.

However, in the medium-term critics suggest that EU policymakers should focus on realistic ways to reduce the use of oil.

In this special report, EURACTIV will analyse the multidimensional role of first-generation biofuels, the prospect of electric cars as well as the future of multipliers in achieving transport goals.

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