|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Mobility and Transport|
|Series Details||COM (2021) 562|
|Content Type||Blog & Commentary, News, Policy-making|
Legislative initiative tabled by the European Commission on 14 July 2021, concerning the use of renewable and low-carbon fuels in maritime transport. It is also known as the FuelEU Maritime initiative. This is a text with EEA relevance.
In September 2020, the European Commission established the aim to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 55% by 2030 and achieve climate neutrality by 2050. For this to be achieved, all transport modes must contribute to a sharp reduction in transport emissions. International maritime transport requires using both less energy and cleaner types of energy.
The so-called Fuel EU Maritime initiative proposes a common regulatory framework across the European Union (EU) aimed at increasing the share of renewable and low-carbon fuels in the fuel mix of international maritime transport without creating barriers to the single market. It sets a maximum limit on the GHG content of energy used by ships calling at European ports. It introduces amendments to Directive 2009/16/EC on port State control.
The draft law was unveiled by the European Commission on 14 July 2021, as part of the so-called Fit for 55 legislative package. The Council of the European Union adopted its general approach to the proposed Regulation on 2 June 2022. The plenary of the European Parliament endorsed a negotiating position on 19 October. An informal agreement between the co-legislators on a compromise text for this file was reached on 23 March 2023. This was formally endorsed by Parliament on 11 July and by the Council on 25 July.
|Subject Categories||Energy, Environment, Mobility and Transport|
|Subject Tags||Atmospheric | Air Pollution, Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Waterway Transport|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|