Fit for 55

On 14 July, the European Commission adopted a package of proposals to make the EU’s climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels.

See the Commission’s detailed proposals by clicking here.

Please find below some useful links on the topic and relevant coverage in the industry media.

Fit for 55: Shipping industry lobby fights EU net-zero policy

23/08 Handy Shipping News – A major European shipping trade body is among those lobbying against the EU’s proposed Paris Agreement-aligned net-zero pathway. A report by London-based think tank InfluenceMap tracked 20 trade bodies’ efforts to lobby against the EU’s first…

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What the EU climate plan means for biofuels

30/07 T&E – The European Commission has proposed an increased target for the use of renewable fuels in transport as part of its updated Renewable Energy Directive. But it missed a golden opportunity to ensure the phase-out of…

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What the EU climate plan means for shipping emissions

27/07 T&E – For the first time shipping companies will be made to pay for their pollution, as part of the EU’s Fit for 55 plan. Shipping companies will now pay for half of emissions from voyages to and from non-EU ports…

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What the EU climate plan means for national targets

26/07 T&E – The Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR) sets binding national climate targets for the emissions of road transport, buildings, agriculture, waste and small industries. The Commission has proposed…

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What the EU’s climate plan means for car CO2 emissions

16/07 T&E – Following the entry into force of the 2020/21 EU car CO2 standards, electric cars (EVs) have entered the mass market much faster than previously expected, reaching 10.5% of new sales last year, and leading to…

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Fit for 55 proposals: more is needed to ensure the transition to zero-emission road freight

16/07 ECTA – The European Clean Trucking Alliance welcomes the very important legislative proposals adopted by the European Commission on 14 July as part of the ‘Fit-for-55’ package. The Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Regulation (AFIR), the proposed…

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CLECAT WELCOMES FIT FOR 55 PACKAGE: TIME TO DELIVER ON EUROPE’S GREEN DEAL AMBITIONS

16/07 CLECAT – CLECAT has welcomed the package of energy and climate laws tabled by the European Commission on Wednesday 14 July, aimed at reaching the EU’s 2030 goal of cutting emissions by 55%. Many of the legislative proposals will accelerate…

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France sceptical about extending carbon pricing to buildings, transport

16/07 Euractiv – France expressed “reservations” about the social consequences of extending the carbon market to the building and transport sectors, a proposal put forward by the European…

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The Fit for 55 package – good news for rail?

16/07 Railfreight – The European Commission has unveiled its ambitious ‘Fit for 55’ regulatory package. The objective is to deliver at least a 55 per cent reduction of EU greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. This is considerably higher than…

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German industry worried about EU carbon market reform, sceptical of CBAM

16/07 Euractiv – Industry in Germany watched the presentation of the European Commission’s new package of energy and climate laws with bated breath on 14 July, expressing worries about a reform of the EU’s carbon market that could…

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UNIFE applauds EC “Fit for 55” proposal, inclusion of rail puts EU on track to climate neutrality

15/07 UNIFE –  The European Commission presented its long-awaited masterplan for a complete overhaul of climate polices in the EU, the ‘’Fit for 55’’ Package. It consists of 15 initiatives aimed to set the continent on the path to net-zero emissions by 2050…

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ESPO WELCOMES FIT FOR 55-PACKAGE BUT MORE WORK IS NEEDED TO MAKE IT FIT FOR PURPOSE

15/07 UNIFE –  On 14 July, the European Commission published its so-called “Fit for 55”-package, a package of proposals which should help deliver on the European Climate Law target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions…

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IRU cautiously welcomes Fit-for-55 but warns of double-dip hit to transport

14/07 IRU – IRU, the voice of almost one million European passenger and goods road transport operators, has cautiously welcomed some parts of the European Commission’s Fit-for-55 proposals. However, the industry group warned that energy tax and emissions trading…

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Fit for 55: EU auto industry’s initial reaction to Europe’s climate plans

14/07 ACEA – Given the crucial importance of the mammoth ‘Fit for 55’ EU climate package for the auto sector and the millions of people it employs, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) is eager to study the full details of the proposals…

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Decarbonising Transport in Europe

12/07 ITF – This paper summarises the findings of the project “Decarbonising Transport in Europe”. The DTEU project modelled transport activity in Europe and provided detailed quantitative evidence on the actual impact of CO2

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