Car manufacturers and fuel suppliers must cooperate to achieve Europe's environmental aims, as set out in a European Commission energy strategy.
Car manufacturers and fuel suppliers must cooperate to achieve Europe’s environmental aims, as set out in a European Commission energy strategy.
The Commission has outlined its energy strategy for Europe in a green paper, and proposed a strategic energy review.
The strategy addresses the need for a coherent European energy policy. ’Secure and affordable supplies can no longer be taken for granted,’ said Andris Piebalgs, energy commissioner.
Six priority areas have been identified with the aim of limiting Europe’s dependency on gas and oil imports and investigating alternative energy sources.
The proposals coincide with the formation of the Alliance for synthetic fuels in Europe - an initiative that aims to bring together car manufacturers and fuel suppliers to develop alternative fuel sources, such as biomass, for commercial use.
’Europe must adapt if we wish to retain our way of life and continue being an example’, said Gunter Verheugen, vice president of the European Commission.
The commission will propose a series of measures by the end of the year, following a public consultation and responses from the European council and parliament.