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16 Mar 2022

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‘Giving Credit where Credit is due’ – NGVA Europe Webinar

The Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA Europe) is delighted to invite you to its webinar

‘Giving Credit where Credit is due’
– A crediting scheme for renewable fuels to achieve real emission reductions in transport

which will be held online on Wednesday, 16 March 2022 from 11:30 to 13:00 CET.

With its proposal to revise the CO2 emission standards for cars & vans and also (to come) for heavy-duty vehicles, the European Commission is setting a high level of ambition to decarbonise the European vehicle fleet. Yet, by sticking to a pure tailpipe approach to measure GHG emission reductions, the proposal fails to establish a much-needed holistic framework to decarbonise road transport and seemingly incentivises electrification as the only way forward.

However, in order to achieve rapid and considerable GHG emission reductions at a reasonable cost, all transport solutions will be needed, including the further uptake of renewable fuels such as biomethane. The inclusion of a voluntary crediting system in the regulations would provide OEMs with an additional option to fulfil their CO2 reduction targets with additional volumes of renewable fuels.

In November, Frontier Economics published a study commissioned by NGVA Europe, together with a coalition of European associations representing the automotive, fuel and energy industries, which reviews the European Commission’s Impact Assessment of a ‘low-carbon fuel crediting system’.

During this webinar, Frontier Economics will present their view on such a scheme and the findings of their study, which will then be debated with industry representatives and policy makers.

Programme

11:30 Welcome and opening remarks

Dr Jens Andersen, Secretary General      
NGVA Europe

Statement

Massimiliano Salini, Member of the European Parliament
Shadow rapporteur on the CO2 standards within the TRAN committee

Presentation of the study ‘Crediting System for Low-Carbon Fuels’ with Q&A    

Michael Zähringer         
Frontier Economics

Presentations  

Christian Schultze, Deputy General Manager
Mazda Motor Europe R&D

Giustino Manzo, Manager EU Affairs, Government Affairs and Transport Policy
Iveco Group N.V.

Statement

Jens Gieseke, Member of the European Parliament          
Shadow Rapporteur on the CO2 Standards within the ENVI Committee

Q&A and discussion

13:00 Conclusion and closing remarks


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