On the website Renewable Fuels For Trucks Liquid Gas Europe and a number of other organizations focus on ways to limit CO₂ emissions from heavy goods vehicles. Companies call for accelerated emissions reductions by using alternative options within existing regulations. Here are the highlights of the information on the website. The current CO₂ emission standards for new vehicles do not consider renewable fuels. The EU legal framework for reducing CO₂ emissions in road transport splits the responsibility along the supply chain. Including renewable fuels such as propane-butane (LPG) in the new CO₂ standards for heavy-duty vehicles will enable climate friendly logistics while keeping supply chains intact. Trucks are responsible for transporting 73% of all goods moved overland in the EU, making them the backbone of trade and commerce on the European continent. According to a public consultation conducted by the European Commission, 66% of all stakeholders agree that renewable fuels should be taken into account. Including renewable fuels in the CO2 emission standards can provide a greater choice of climate neutral and socially just mobility options that doesn’t overburden European citizens and businesses, keeps the supply chain intact and leads to a more comprehensive climate policy along the lifecycle of vehicles. The key proposals to reduce harmful emissions from trucks are as follows:
- A Carbon Correction Factor (CCF) to account for CO2 savings provided by renewable fuels;
- A Crediting System to offset the carbon footprint with additional amounts of renewable fuels.
Learn more about the associations’ proposals for renewable fuels here.