Ambassador Hiroshi Oe was welcomed today as the new Chair of the IEA Governing Board. Mr Oe is a career diplomat who has held a number of high-ranking positions including serving as Japan’s Chief Negotiator for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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.
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In these crucial last steps of the negotiation for a final agreement between the European Parliament and Council on the new regulation setting CO2 standards for heavy-duty vehicles, NGVA Europe urges the co-legislators to include a methodology to account renewable gaseous fuel already from 2025 intermediate target.
The 4th EU-Norway Energy Conference will be hosted by Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy and Kjell Børge Freiberg, Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy in Brussels where different aspects of the EU-Norway energy cooperation will be discussed. The theme will be “Working together for a successful energy transition.”