UPEI welcomes the European Union’s efforts to bring down emissions in the transport sector in its low emission mobility strategy, and the concrete proposals of the recently published Winter Package

UPEI stresses independent fuel suppliers’ solid track record in reducing GHG emissions through the supply of alternative fuels and calls on the European Union to create the framework whereby all fuels in Europe’s transport fuel mix can be recognised for their contribution to lowering emissions.  This should be based on objective analysis of the sustainability (full lifecycle) of each powertrain.  Implications with regard to security of supply, competitiveness and consumers should also be assessed in keeping with the EU’s overall objectives for the Energy Union.  This is essential in order to preserve European assets and jobs whilst moving to a cleaner society.