For the Council Shipping Working party.
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.”
“Tight oil production is today a largely US phenomenon. From less than 0.5 mb/d in 2010, production has surged to around 6 mb/d in 2018 and this growth shows little sign of slowing down any time soon. In the most recent World Energy Outlook, tight oil output continues to rise until well into the 2020s in the New Policies Scenario, reaching more than 9 mb/d. As a result, the United States reinforces its position as the world’s largest oil producer, accounting for almost one in every five barrels of production by 2025; it also become a net oil exporter.”
In view of first exchanges of views on the Commission’s 2050 long term strategy vision for greenhouse gas emission reduction, Orgalime, Europe’s Technology Industries, outlines its key messages for turning challenges into opportunities for all.
NGVA Europe calls upon the European Council to follow the European Parliament and consider the role of natural and renewable gas to start decarbonizing the heavy-duty transport sector from today on.
The share of renewable energy sources in the European Union’s (EU) energy use has doubled since 2005 but this growth has been slowing down in recent years, especially due to increasing energy consumption and lack of progress in the transport sector. The European Environment Agency’s (EEA) new report shows that EU Member States need to step up their efforts to reach the 2020 target on renewable energy.