Recommendations on draft report of rapporteur Ertug: Deployment of infrastructure for alternative fuels in the European Union: Time to act!
Published: 1 October 2018
Policies & Issues: Energy & Climate
With the signature and ratification of the Paris Agreement, the EU committed to contribute to keeping global temperature increase to well below 2°C and to pursue efforts to limit increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.
The European Technology Industries represented by Orgalime believe that the lack of infrastructure for recharging and refuelling, insufficient smart grid development and difficulties for consumers to easily use the infrastructure hinder the wider use of vehicles and vessels running on alternative fuels today. An integrated approach is, indeed, needed to remove these barriers, which requires a common policy framework for vehicles, infrastructures, electricity grids, economic incentives and digital services across the EU, national, regional and local levels.
Orgalime welcomes the draft report of MEP Ismail Ertug on Deployment of Infrastructure for Alternative Fuels in the European Union: Time to Act! which provides important momentum at a moment in time where commitment to sustainable transport infrastructures in the light of the Paris Agreement needs to gain in importance.
In particular, we recommend adopting a number of amendments since highly relevant for the modernisation of transport infrastructure and a healthier environment and cleaner air for European citizens.
Download the position paper to read our recommendations in full.
Director - Energy, Climate & Environment
Adviser - Energy and Environment