Role of transport in the Energy Union draft

This paper is a six-point reaction to transport-specific elements of a draft Energy Union Communication from 30 January 2015. 

1. Decarbonisation and electrification: good, but more holistic approach would be better

2. Commitment to CO2 standards, including for heavy goods vehicles: welcome

3. Aviation and shipping: need targets and measures

4. No subsidies for gas in transport

5. Energy subsidies: commitment welcome but specifics needed

6. Research: redirect transport research resources from aviation to surface transport