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03/12/2019 News

Open letter on sector coupling and integration by power-to-X: A key to a climate-neutral Europe by 2050

26/11/2019 News

Industry4Europe has issued its Joint Paper ‘A long-term strategy for Europe’s industrial future: from words to action’

The Industry4Europe coalition has today issued its new Joint Paper ‘A long-term strategy for Europe’s industrial future: from words to action’. Through cross-sectoral recommendations, the Industry4Europe coalition contributes to the future EU industrial strategy announced by European Commission President-Elect Ursula von der Leyen. The Joint Paper presents concrete industrial policy propo

Position Papers

23/10/2020 Position Paper

FuelsEurope position on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in shipping

Shipping is the backbone of international trade and commerce and an indispensable driver of EU prosperity. At the same time, maritime transport was responsible for the emission of 1,076 million tonnes of GHG in 2018, about 2.9% of global anthropogenic GHG emissions, according to the 4th IMO GHG study. Shipping emissions are projected to increase from 90% of 2008 emissions in 2018 to 90% and 130% o

23/10/2020 Position Paper

FuelsEurope position on regulatory options to promote a faster deployment of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) in the EU

Since aviation is primarily a global industry, global commitments are preferred over regional initiatives to ensure the competitiveness of the aviation sector and its supply of fuel. The unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the aviation sector has created the need for support to both ensure quick recovery while maintaining the transition to a sustainable aviation sector.

05/10/2020 Position Paper

FuelsEurope’s position paper on Review of the Energy Taxation Directive

1.1 A reform of fuel and energy taxation is supported as enabler for very low or zero taxation for low carbon fuels and energies and to ensure a level playing field for all energy sources used. 1.2 A need to transform the road transport volume-based excise taxation into a taxation base consisting of primarily, or wholly based on the emitted combustion CO2. 1.3 If the Commission desires to ta

Press Releases

15/10/2020 Press Release

FuelsEurope welcomes the aims of the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability and is ready to contribute to make it work for EU citizens, industry and economy

FuelsEurope strongly supports the EU’s Chemicals Strategy objectives to better protect citizens and the environment and welcomes the recognition that REACH is a comprehensive regulatory framework, and believes it has to be preserved by avoiding a full reopening. We regret the narrow focus on substitution of hazardous substances and the shift towards the broader use of generic risk management. Fu

17/09/2020 Press Release

Commission underestimates the potential of renewable and low-carbon fuels for climate neutrality

The Commission presented today the policy structure designed to implement the European Green Deal. FuelsEurope supports the EU’s ambition for climate neutrality by 2050, however limiting the role of renewable and low-carbon liquid fuels to aviation and maritime transport overlooks the potential of these fuels and risks jeopardizing optimal conditions for investments at scale in the short-term.


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