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EC proposal for trucks brings opportunities for gas

The European Commission’s plan for reducing CO2 emissions from the transport sector could offer gas an opportunity in heavy-duty trucking The European Commission’s plan for reducing CO2 emissions from the transport sector could offer gas an opportunity in heavy-duty trucking.
By Andreas Walstad 21 May 2018 0 30927
Commissioners Maroš Šefčovič, Miguel Arias Cañete and Violeta Bulc Commissioners Maroš Šefčovič, Miguel Arias Cañete and Violeta Bulc. (EC)

The European Commission may have thrown the NGV industry a lifeline after proposing carbon dioxide targets for trucks for the first time. Last week, the commission proposed a legally binding target for CO2 emissions from new trucks to be reduced by 15% by 2025 compared with 2019 levels. It also proposed a 30% target by 2030, but this is only indicative and may be scaled up after a review set for 2022. 

The scope of the standards could be extended to cover smaller...