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.
- March 2022: Deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure: Fit for 55 package (2nd edition)
|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|