Written answer given by Mr Arias Cañete on behalf of the European Commission to question by (Rule 130) from Carolina Punset (ALDE) on “competitiveness of nuclear energy.”
The EU is taking steps to reduce CO2 emissions of lorries. The Romanian presidency of the Council reached a provisional deal with representatives of the European Parliament on new rules which set binding CO2 emission reduction targets for heavy-duty vehicles. The provisional agreement reached today requires endorsement by member states.
The European Parliament and the Council today reached provisional agreement on a Regulation setting, for the first time in the EU, strict CO2 emission standards for trucks.
In a first phase, 6 islands, the Aran Islands (Ireland) Cres-Lošinj (Croatia), Sifnos (Greece), Culatra (Portugal), Salina (Italy) and La Palma (Spain) will develop and publish their clean energy transition agendas by summer 2019. The other 20 islands will do so by summer 2020.
The EU’s foreign affairs ministers today welcomed the Commission’s strategic long-term vision for a climate neutral Europe. Ministers also called for urgent and decisive action to strengthen the global response on climate change and restated the EU’s determination to lead the way on accelerated climate action on all fronts.