Members' Research Service By / November 22, 2021

Deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure: Fit for 55 package [EU Legislation in Progress]

In December 2019, the European Commission published a communication on the Green Deal, outlining its priorities to transform the EU into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy in order to meet the EU’s commitments to tackle climate and environmental-related challenges.

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Written by Jaan Soone (2nd edition, updated on 18.03.2022).

On 14 July 2021, the European Commission presented a package of proposals to equip the EU’s climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 % by 2030, compared with 1990 levels – the ‘fit for 55’ package. The package includes a proposal to revise the 2014 directive on alternative fuels infrastructure and turn it into a regulation.

In the draft regulation, the Commission proposes binding targets for electric vehicle charging points and hydrogen refuelling points, electric charging for stationary aircraft at airports and on-shore power supply for ships at ports. It also contains provisions for EU Member States to ensure coverage of refuelling points for liquefied natural gas (LNG) dedicated to heavy-duty vehicles, and LNG refuelling points in maritime ports.

In the European Parliament, the file has been referred to the Committee on Transport and Tourism.


Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure, and repealing Directive 2014/94/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
Committee responsible:Transport and Tourism (TRAN)COM(2021) 559
Rapporteur:Ismail Ertug (S&D, Germany)2021/0223(COD)
Shadow rapporteurs:Jens Gieseke (EPP, Germany)
Caroline Nagtegaal (Renew, the Netherlands)
Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg (Greens/EFA, Germany)
Roman Haider (ID, Austria)
Carlo Fidanza (ECR, Italy)
Elena Kountoura (The Left, Greece)
Ordinary legislative procedure (COD)
(Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)
Next steps expected: Committee vote on draft report
EU Legislation in progress timeline

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