Energy Union Package
25. February the Commission decided on a European energy union package.
In ensuring sustainable energy supply through harmonization and consolidation of the 28 energy markets, the package seeks to provide cheaper energy to EU’s citizens and businesses and improving the energy supply – chain.
With regards the transport industry, the package will accelerate in making transport more efficient and less a burden for the climate. In order to reach this goal, actions are drawn up. With reference to the upcoming road transport package, the Commission emphasize taxes for use of infrastructure, better use of ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) such as efficient route calculations, and demand for energy efficient and clean vehicles. The latter also relate to decarbonisation in the industry and transition to alternative fuels.
The current situation in the EU shows that 94% percent of transport relies on oil products, of which 90% is imported. It is highlighted that Heavy Duty Vehicles (HDV) should increase its fuel efficiency and reduce its CO2 emissions.
With regard to alternative fuels that might contribute strongly to the reductions, the Commission will take further action in order to provide the swift deployment of the necessary fuel infrastructure. Further the Commission will prepare a comprehensive LNG strategy.
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