Heavy duty vehicles: the role of renewable fuels in the road to decarbonisation

Since the publication of the Commission proposal of revision of the CO2 standards for heavy-duty vehicles, the geopolitical landscape has changed dramatically, with implications for energy and raw material dependencies. Therefore, scaling up sustainable renewable fuels – as complementary solution to the electrification – is needed to effectively meet the decarbonisation of transport. A broad spectrum of technology options would not just ensure an efficient and cost-effective path towards climate neutrality, but it would also maintain a level of consumer choice, affordability and equal access to the EU logistic and mobility for all European citizens which is essential to our way of life.

What are  the benefits of adopting a technology-neutral approach in the HDVs regulation, and what are the benefits of the sustainable renewable fuels? Why the life-cycle assessment of the GHG emissions matters most?

Welcome and Opening Remarks :

  • Dominique Riquet, Member of the European Parliament and Co-Chair of the Sustainable, Long-term Investments & Competitive European Industry Intergroup

Keynote Speech :

  • Edoardo Turano, Head of Unit, Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA.B.3), European Commission

Panel discussion (moderated by Emanuela Sardellitti, Advocacy Strategy Executive, FuelsEurope):

  • Alessandro Bartelloni, Director, FuelsEurope
  • Thomas Fabian, Director Commercial Vehicles, ACEA
  • Benjamin Krieger, Secretary General, CLEPA
  • Massimiliano Salini, Member of the European Parliament, Member of the Sustainable, Long-term Investments & Competitive European Industry Intergroup & TRAN Shadow Rapporteur on the HDVs file

Intervention by H.E. Stefano Verrecchia, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Representation of Italy to the EU


Closing Remarks

  • John Cooper, Director General, FuelsEurope


Contact: Garance Galliaerde, secretariat@investmentindustryintergroup.eu

15/11/2023 4:00 pm
4:00 pm
European Parliament
Rue Wiertz 60, 1047, Brussels
Room PHS 5B001