Why adding fuel credits to vehicle standards is a bad idea

November 4, 2020

T&E rebuttal of the German study by FlickGocke Schaumburg & Frontier Economics Crediting system for renewable fuels in the EU emission standards for road transport.

Adding credits for advanced and synthetic fuels into the EU vehicle CO2 standards has been suggested by the oil and gas industry for a number of years now. With the review of the standards expected in mid-2021, the push has intensified, including a new study commissioned by the German economic ministry. This short paper highlights the shortcomings of the study, showing this to be a futile, costly and ineffective regulatory approach.

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