Update – press release is now available in English.
Brussels, 12 November 2018: Europe needs an open legislative framework where all solutions contributing to the decarbonization of the transport sector and achieving air quality goals can be assessed on fair terms.
To reach the 2030 targets currently under discussion, engine and vehicle technologies, in combination with low carbon and renewable gaseous fuels, will still have to play an important role in the heavy-duty sector. But the current CO2 tailpipe emissions methodology has to be complemented to consider the contribution from advanced bio and renewable gas.
Natural and renewable gas is an available fuel solution that is ready to play its role today. Renewable gas production is already standard practice, and its availability and vehicle fleet is growing fast.
Therefore, just before the European Parliament’s final vote on the regulation setting CO2 emissions standard for new heavy-duty vehicles, NGVA Europe urges for the inclusion of a new complementary approach.
The fourth Symposium on Gas and Coal Market Outlooks was held in Paris yesterday by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Energy Forum (IEF) and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to exchange views and compare outlooks for natural gas and coal markets in the short, medium and long term.
Natural gas importers across the globe are looking at the next few months with similar anticipation as fans of the next season of Game of Thrones. In both cases, winter is coming. The prospects of a natural gas glut, which was commonly heard within the energy industry not that long ago, has vanished following last winter’s tight market, and is being replaced by concerns over security of supply.
In a ruling published on 10 August, the World Trade Organisation rejected most of Russia’s claims concerning the alleged incompatibility of the EU’s energy policy measures with the multilateral trade rules.
In their Joint Statement of 25 July in Washington D.C., President Juncker and President Trump agreed to strengthen EU-U.S. strategic cooperation with respect to energy. In this context, the European Union would import more liquefied natural gas from the United States to diversify and render its energy supply more secure.
WASHINGTON – Dr Fatih Birol, the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department on Tuesday during a two-day visit to the United States.