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ePURE: The EU is still failing on fuel quality target

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Even as the EU sets ambitious emissions reduction targets for 2030 and 2050, it is still falling short of an important milestone that looms much closer on the horizon - reducing the average greenhouse gas-intensity of road transport fuels, according to ePURE.
The EU’s Fuel Quality Directive (FQD) requires member states to reduce the GHG intensity of transport fuels by at least 6% by 2020 compared to 2010.
But according to a new report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA), nearly all member states are struggling to meet this goal.
“Progress varied greatly across member states, but almost all need to take swift action to meet the 2020 target of 6%,” the European Commission said in its corresponding communication on the data.
The EEA report considers data submitted by member states from 2018, the most recent year for which figures are available.
The combined data show that the greenhouse gas intensity of fuels across the EU have fallen by 3.7% compared to the 2010 baseline, mostly due to the use of biofuels.
While this was a slight improvement over the levels reported 2017, it is still something of a disappointment,...

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