Brussels, 18 May 2018 – NGVA EUROPE, the European association representing the entire natural gas value chain, from gas extraction to dispensing at the refueling station, covering CNG, LNG and renewable gas, welcomes the new proposal on CO2 standards for HDVs tabled by the European Commission. It introduces a strong European action to curb emissions of the sector, which the industry has already embraced in its continuous efforts and commitment towards decarbonisation and fuel efficiency.
Bulgaria and Macedonia will cooperate in a pilot project on the integration of energy markets between an EU Member State and a Contracting Party to the Energy Community Treaty.
Average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of new vans registered in the European Union (EU) in 2017 were 4.7% lower than in 2016, according to preliminary data published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). This is the highest annual reduction reported since the regulation to reduce CO2 emissions from light-duty vehicles came into force in 2011.
ACER and ENTSOG open today a consultation process with stakeholders and interested parties on the Gas Network Codes Functionality issue on data exchange solutions at Virtual Trading Points and Storage Facilities. The consultation period is open until 6 June 2018. After analysing the feedback received, ACER and ENTSOG will publish a consultation report. Following the publication of the consultation report, ACER and ENTSOG will propose potential solutions.
The Juncker Commission is undertaking the third and final set of actions to modernise Europe’s transport system.
Today’s package consists of:
- A new road safety policy framework and initiatives on vehicle and pedestrian safety, and on infrastructure safety management
- Communication on connected and automated policy
- Legislative initiatives on CO2 standards for trucks and Strategic Action Plan for Batteries
- Initiatives establishing a digital environment for information exchange in transport
- Initiative to streamline permitting procedures for projects on the core trans-European transport network (TEN-T).
The Commission is providing national, regional and local actors with practical help to improve air quality in Europe, and stepping up its enforcement against 7 Member States who have breached agreed EU rules on air pollution limits and type approval for cars.