Making ‘Fit for 55’ fit for purpose: towards an effective EU transport fuel policy


The European Commission’s Fit for 55 package sets important new goals for emissions reduction in transport. Giving a prominent role to renewable liquid fuels would create a solid foundation for reaching them. To that end, the EU should fully maximise the tools it has on hand for decarbonisation and de-fossilisation – starting with the Renewable Energy Directive. Other surrounding policies should be consistent with each other. In particular technology neutrality must be at the forefront of this ambitious package and all renewable and sustainable fuels, including electricity, must be able to contribute on the basis of an objective well-to-wheel measurement.

ePURE calls on policy makers to consider the following key policy recommendations:

  • Unlock the potential of the Renewable Energy Directive
  • Ease the deployment of biofuels blends
  • Incentivise better fuels in the CO2 standards for cars and vans Regulation
  • Use a taxation based on carbon intensity in the Energy Taxation Directive (ETD)
  • Keep a parallel Emission Trading System for transport
  • Make sustainable crop-based biofuels contribute to the objectives of ReFuelEU Aviation and FuelEU Maritime

Read ePURE's full position paper here.

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