Connie Hedegaard: "Unconventional fuels need to account for their considerably higher emissions"
EU Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard has made the following statement on today's Committee vote on a draft measure implementing the Fuel Quality Directive:
"With all the lobbyism against the Commission proposal, I feared that Member States' experts would have rejected the proposal in today's experts committee. I am glad that this was not the case. Now our proposal will go to Ministers and I hope governments will realise that unconventional fuels – of course – need to account for their considerably higher emissions through separate values. Exactly as Member States' governments have already agreed when it comes to biofuels, our science-based and non-discriminatory proposal is the right way forward."