Progress in Progress (Thinking Highways Article – Vol. 12 No. 1, Jul 2017)

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14 Jun Progress in Progress (Thinking Highways Article – Vol. 12 No. 1, Jul 2017)

The Energy Union Package defines a framework strategy for a resilient Energy Union with a forward-looking climate change policy, whose main targets for 2030 are: i) at least 40% of reduction in greenhouse gas emissions; ii) at least 27% of share in renewable energy; and iii) at least 27% of improvement in energy efficiency. Reaching and exceeding these intermediary objectives will allow the EU to pursue the goal of an 80-95% decrease in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050.

Transport today accounts for 23% of all EU GHG emissions and for 33% of its energy consumption and, therefore, is one of the sectors that by 2050 will need to undergo one of the most profound transformations in order to allow the EU to reach its climate and energy goals.

In this article, European Commission’s Policy Officer at DG MOVE Ms. Maria Cristina Marolda, reviews the EU strategy to achieve the goals set by the Energy Union in the context of New Strategic Transport Research and Innovation Agenda (STRIA).

The full article is available here.

Article featured in Thinking Highways – Vol. 12, No. 1, July 2017 (Europe and Rest Of The World Edition)