E L E C T R I F I C A T I O N & D E C A R B O N I S A T I O N

2019 Results

This year a consensus has been reached: electrification is the major element in decarbonising Europe. In 2020, the focus will be on potentially increased 2030 targets, burden sharing and the role of the EU ETS.

Electric mobility has been a major topic for 2019 as in the framework of the Mobility Package Europe has for the first time ever agreed on CO2 standards for heavy-duty vehicles. Carbon emissions from new trucks will need to be reduced by 15% between 2025 and 2029, and by 30% in 2030 compared to 2019. These binding targets are a concrete step forward to increase air quality and reduce pollution in Europe. The E-mobility group has built a good working relationship with car manufacturers and this learning process resulted into a joint statement on the accelerated deployment of smart charging infrastructure for electric vehicles this autumn.

In 2020, just transition will be a priority to be tackled to make sure that citizens are on board and no one is left behind. The distributional effects of the climate change policies will become the subject of the major study to be launched next year. Electrification of such crucial sectors as buildings, industry and maritime, as well as storage will be at the core of Eurelectric’s work.

Spreading the word

As the start of the major work on the Green Deal, a high-level conference organised together with the Electrification Alliance where a declaration was signed by over 120 associations and companies gathered on stage the CEOs of the industry and attracted a lot of press attention.