Dies ist eine HTML Version eines Anhanges der Informationsfreiheitsanfrage 'Lobby meetings on natural gas with trade associations'.


Ref. Ares(2018)3440650 - 28/06/2018
 
 
 
 
 
Subject: 
Meeting between 
 (Fuels Europe)  and 
 27. 06.2018 
at 16h  
 
Fuels Europe's participants
  
 
Messages from Fuels Europe: 
 
•  Zero emissions by 2050 is a very ambitious objective which could damage the 
competitiveness of the EU if the EU goes alone towards this objective The solution must 
be global. 
 
•  To meet the EU and global climate change mitigation objectives, low carbon electrons 
and low carbon molecules will be needed. While electricity offers a viable alternative for 
passenger cars and vans in cities, low carbon liquid fuels are needed for long haul heavy 
duty road transport, aviation and marine fuels. 
 
•  Many technologies are needed to produce low-carbon liquids such as sustainable biofuels, 
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU), 
renewable hydrogen and power-to liquids. 
 
•  EU refineries are perfectly placed to be low carbon manufacturing centres integrated 
within a cluster of industries. The refineries of the future will use new feedstocks such as 
renewable feedstocks, wastes and efficient technologies to capture CO2.  
 
•  The European co-legislators should include a GHG emissions correction factor, based on 
the savings by the use of renewable fuels, to determine the tailpipe emissions from 
vehicles running with renewable fuels pure or blended with conventional fuels or natural 
gas. 
 
•  A Strategic Action Plan for low carbon liquid and gaseous fuels is needed, similar to the 
Strategic Action Plan for Batteries. 
 
 stated that the EU is committed to comply with the Paris Agreement. In this respect, 
a major GHG emissions reduction from transport is needed. The Commission's proposals under 
the 2nd and 3rd Mobility packages represent a first step to implement, from the transport side, the 
EU's commitments under the Paris Agreement. He confirmed that, as established in the "EU Low 
Emission Strategy", low carbon liquid and gaseous fuels can significantly contribute to the 
decarbonisation of transport mainly in heavy duty road transport, aviation and maritime transport. 
 
 highlighted that already a significant EU support is given to low emission fuels, 
alternative fuels infrastructure and vehicles under the Connecting Europe Facility programme, 
Horizon 2020, EFSI and FCH JU.