News Digest Item
08 Sep 2016

Increasing the share of natural gas as fuel in mobility

Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)

The German government will extend current tax breaks for natural gas used as fuel because it wants natural gas to play a role in the Energiewende in the mobility sector, the state secretary for energy, Rainer Baake, said ahead of the round table on natural gas in the mobility sector. The goal of the round table was to increase the share of natural gas to 4 percent of energy consumption in the transport sector by 2020. Vehicles powered by natural gas have lower carbon emissions and do not emit nitrogen oxides.

Find the press release here.

Read more about the Energiewende in Germany’s transport sector in a CLEW dossier.

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