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EU parliament vote gives hope for gas in transport

A vote for tighter CO2 emissions targets in Strasbourg could give gas a greater role in powering heavy-duty vehicles A vote for tighter CO2 emissions targets in Strasbourg could give gas a greater role in powering heavy-duty vehicles.
By Andreas Walstad 16 November 2018 0 33328
Rapporteur Bas Eickhout in Strasbourg. (European Parliament)

The European Parliament has backed stricter carbon dioxide emission reduction targets for trucks, paving the way for the increased use of natural and renewable gases in the long-haul transport sector. 

In a plenary vote in Strasbourg, MEPs voted in favour of a 35% CO2 reduction target by 2030 compared with 1990 levels. This is higher than the European Commission’s original proposal of 30%. MEPs also backed an intermediate target of 20% by 2025.

The European gas industry welcomed the vote, partly because the parliament’s...