Further information on the proposed restriction by ECHA concerning five cobalt salts.
The consultation is aiming at collecting information contributing to evaluate whether the ETS guidelines are effective, efficient, relevant, coherent and have an EU-added value. The consultation also aims at collecting information on available policy options to address the risk of carbon leakage due to indirect emission costs, while preserving the incentive of the EU ETS for a cost-effective decarbonisation of the economy and minimising competition distortions in the internal market.
The third Clean Mobility Package, published in May, puts forward the first ever CO2 emissions standards for heavy-duty vehicles. As such, it was welcomed by NGVA Europe, but under the premise that it must support a technology-neutral pathway towards the final objective. In this context, even considering the challenging reduction targets, NGVA Europe appreciates the outcome of the negotiations where, for the first time in the European mobility legislation, a methodology looking to the contribution to CO2 emissions saving from renewable fuels for the final reduction targets will be developed.
The Plenum underlined the role that Parliaments can play not just in terms of putting in place a conducive legal framework to support energy efficiency but also in terms of leading the way for energy efficiency improvements, such as renovating public buildings, using energy efficiency in public procurement, etc.
On 19 February 2019, the Energy Community Secretariat brought one step further the dispute settlement procedures against Kosovo* and Moldova for the lack of transposition and implementation of legislation related to the emissions of large combustion plants.