The European Green Deal aims to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. Although great progress has been made in recent years, there is still a long way to go. This is why the European Commission has launched two public consultations on energy and mobility.
A consultation to prepare the future European strategy on energy integration
In order to achieve the objectives of the European Green Deal, electricity production and use should be decarbonised through renewable energy and energy storage. But there are many sectors where this process can be more complicated. In them, hydrogen and other renewable gases will play a key role, replacing fossil fuels.
As announced in the Comission’s 2020 Work Programme, the Comission will present in June 2020 a strategy for the integration of smart sectors for a future European energy system. To prepare it, they are seeking the involvement of entities and citizens in the following ways:
- Through the website “Have your Say”, available for four weeks.
- Any entity or citizen can send their contributions by email to ENER-SECTOR-INTEGRATION@ec.europa.eu before the 15th of May 2020.
More information and details in their website.
A consultation to revise the directive 2014/94/EU on the development of infrastrcutures for alternative fuels such as hydrogen
The European Commission has launched this initiative which sets out the requirements for deploying the necessary infrastructure for altenrative fuel stations: electric batteries, natural gas and hydrogen.
The objective is to install a sufficient number of recharging points in all countries that are easy to access and use, in order to increase the use of vehicles with low or zero emissions and thus meet the EU’s climate objectives in its European Green Deal.
This consultation will remain open until 29 June 2020.
More information and detail in their website.