Just one day after the European parliament decided on the new Euro VI regulation for HD vehicles, the decided on the Climate and Energy package. Read more here.
The package collect several blocks of actions, covering carbon emission trading, carbon sequestration, Effort sharing, Fuel quality, CO2 for cars and renewable energy.
For the buses and coaches the 10% bio fuel target for 2020 and the fuel quality targets will have an impact of future propulsion technologies.
The decision sends a message to the rest of the world; EU is prepared to take actions to limit the impact of fossil fuels.
For most member states the implementation is a step to decrease the import dependence of coal, oil and natural gas that finds its use both for power generation, heating and vehicle fuels.
The summary target for all sectors is to achieve a share of sustainable energy by 20% and to increase the energy efficiency by 20%.
I say, buses and coaches constitute the most energy efficient mean of person transports and will thus become a winner in the development the years to come.