EEA data shows insufficient progress in making transport fuels more climate friendly
24 November 2020
The European Environment Agency (EEA) report that the EU has fallen behind in achieving its objective to reduce the greenhouse gas emission intensity of fuels sold for road transport to 6% below 2010 levels, as set out in the EU’s 2020 climate and energy targets.
According to the EEA’s fuel quality data indicator, the emission intensity decreased by 3.7 % between 2010 and 2018, mostly due to the increased use of biofuels. The emission intensity of fuels sold in the EU increased between 2017 and 2018, when considering the effects of indirect land use change due to the increased use of oil crops as feedstocks.
Source: EEA, 19 November 2020