Is FuelEU Maritime Regulation Unambitious?

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Danish shipowners, the World Shipping Council, and the Methanol Institute are urging European legislators to improve the FuelEU Maritime law’s recognition of early adopters of green shipping fuels.

The coalition calls for:

  1. Increasing the ambition of the FuelEU by maximising GHG-intensity reduction from 2035 to 2050. For example, the FuelEU Maritime proposal requires ships to reduce the GHG content of their fuels by 13% in 2035 rising up to 75% in 2050. Given the EU goal of climate neutrality by 2050, EU and member states supporting full decarbonisation at the IMO level, it is striking that the proposed EU law requires only a 75% reduction, says the coalition. 
  2. Introducing a dedicated mechanism to drive the uptake of green e-fuels such as e-methanol and e-ammonia. The coalition argues that this is essential to ensure that fuel suppliers expand and upscale the provision of e-fuels for the maritime sector.

 

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Source: Transport & Environment

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