Title: Renewable Energy Targets in the EU - the Case of Fuels for Transport
Authors: LONZA LauraMAAS HeikoREID Alan
Citation: Euro-Asian Journal of Sustainable Development Policy vol. 3 p. 29-45
Publisher: KEPA - Promitheas Network
Publication Year: 2012
JRC N°: JRC62577
ISSN: 1791-6119
URI: http://www.promitheasnet.kepa.uoa.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=83&Itemid=3&lang=en
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Transport is a crucial economic sector both in terms of people and goods movement and of employment. Negative environmental impacts, not limited to, but certainly stigmatised by, emissions and almost full dependence on finite fossil fuel sources bring it under the lens of the EU regulator in the definition and adoption of the objectives and the instruments to move towards the "low-carbon society". A scenario-based study is presented, jointly developed by JRC, EUCAR* and CONCAWE**, targeting theoretical scenarios towards achieving the mandatory 10% renewable energy target in transport by 2020. Focus of the analysis is road transport although other transport modes are considered. Expected road vehicle (passenger and goods) fleet development in 29 European countries constitutes the basis on which penetration and distribution of alternative motor fuels ¿ and availability thereof - are analysed, including energy efficiency pace of development, CO2 emissions, identification of the most sensitive parameters as well as relevant regulatory measures as either hindrances or spurs towards alternative fuels in transport target achievement. Starting from reasonable assumptions results are robust and provide both information and material for further investigation in several research areas at the crossroads of energy and transport.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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