And he has clearly indicated energy efficiency in the transport sector as being a “pressing priority”. The role of renewable fuels is seen as increasing, both in primary and in final consumption.
“Without a technological shift, the EU will fail on its 2050 ambitions to decarbonise the electricity and transport sectors”, states the report, adding that “the urgency of bringing new high performance low-carbon technologies to the European markets is more acute than ever”: Although oil will keep on being the main source of energy for heavy road transport and aviation, “urban transport and private cars will become more and more hybrid, hydrogen and electric”.
Experts from the Commission stress how “the move towards renewable energy use and greater efficiency in transport is happening too slowly” and how “in particular, the transport and construction industries must pursue an active energy savings policy and diversify towards non-polluting energy sources”.
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By Cristina Marconi, GVR correspondent in Brussels.