News Digest Item
20 Jul 2016

“Starting signal for energy transition in transport is overdue”

Renewable Energies Agency (AEE)

The recently introduced buyers’ premium for electric vehicles is insufficient to kickstart the Energiewende in the transport sector, according to a metastudy by Green Budget Germany (FÖS) for the Renewable Energies Agency (AEE). Many comprehensive reforms in transport and energy policy are urgently needed, as well as technological developments, according to the survey of 16 studies. “The majority of studies call for adjustments of the petrol tax and truck road charges, stricter car fleet emission limits and corresponding inspections, the introduction and tightening of speed limits, support for public transport and alternative fuels, as well as an extension of the railway network,” according to a press release.

Find the press release and the study in German here.

For background, read the CLEW dossier The energy transition and Germany’s transport sector.

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