Green Deal

In line with the European Green Deal, the European Climate Law sets the legally binding objective of reducing greenhouse gas emission by 55% by 2030 and of achieving climate neutrality by 2050.

 

On 14th July 2021, the European Commission adopted 13 legislative proposals – called ‘Fit for 55 package’ – to meet its goals. The proposals aim to make the EU's climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions.

 

The ‘Fit for 55 package’ consists of:

updating the following existing EU laws:

  1. Revision of the EU emission trading scheme (EU ETS)

  2. Revision of the regulation on land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF)

  3. Revision of the effort sharing regulation (ESR)

  4. Amendment to the renewable energy directive (RED)

  5. Amendment to the energy efficiency directive (EED)

  6. Revision of the alternative fuels infrastructure directive (AFID)

  7. Amendment of the regulation setting CO2 emission standards for cars and vans

  8. Revision of the energy taxation directive

 

creating the following new legislations:

  1. New EU forest strategy

  2. A carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM)

  3. A Climate Action Social Facility

  4. ReFuelEU Aviation – on sustainable aviation fuels

  5. FuelEU Maritime – on greening Europe’s maritime space

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All initiatives in the package are closely interlinked. However, CECRA has identified the following dossiers which might have a direct or indirect impact on the automotive sales and repair sector. The newly created Working Group ‘Green Deal’ will analyse & follow up the proposed updates of the existing EU laws regarding:

  • Amendment of the regulation setting CO2 emission standards for cars and vans - Light and heavy-duty vehicles emissions: Euro 7/VII

  • Revision of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive (AFID)

  • Revision of the energy taxation directive

  • Amendment to the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED)

  • Amendment to the Renewable Energy Directive (RED)

  • Revision of the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR)

and the advancements in the creation of a new legislation regarding the Climate Action Social Facility.

Amendment of the regulation setting CO2 emission standards for cars and vans

The Commission adopted the Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Regulation (EU) 2019/631 as regards strengthening the CO2 emission performance standards for new passenger cars and new light commercial vehicles in line with the Union’s increased climate ambition COM (2021) 556 final

Procedure N° 2021/0197/COD

COD - Ordinary legislative procedure (co-decision procedure (Council & European Parliament)
Regulation

Amending Regulation 2019/631 2017/0293(COD)

Current stand

Revision of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive (AFID)

 

The Commission adopted the Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure, and repealing Directive 2014/94/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council

 

Procedure N° 2021/0223/COD

Type: COD - Ordinary legislative procedure (co-decision procedure (Council & European Parliament)
Regulation

Repealing Directive 2014/94/EC 2013/0012(COD)

 

Current stand

Revision of the Energy Taxation Directive

 

The Commission adopted the Proposal for a COUNCIL DIRECTIVE restructuring the Union framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity. COM(2021) 563 final

 

Procedure N° 2021/0213/CNS

Type: Consultation procedure (CNS)*, Ordinary legislative procedure (COD)

*Council needs to take into account the opinion of the EP, European Economic and Social Committee, the Committee of the Regions and the European Central Bank

Directive

 

Current stand

Amendment to the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED)

 

The Commission adopted the Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on energy efficiency (recast). COM(2021) 558 final

 

Procedure N° 2021/0203 (COD)

Type: Ordinary legislative procedure (COD)

Directive

 

Current stand

Revision of the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR)

 

The Commission adopted the Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Regulation (EU) 2018/842 on binding annual greenhouse gas emission reductions by Member States from 2021 to 2030 contributing to climate action to meet commitments under the Paris Agreement

 

Procedure 2021/0200/COD

Type: Ordinary legislative procedure (COD)

Regulation

 

Current stand

Climate Action Social Facility

 

The Commission adopted the Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL establishing a Social Climate Fund

 

Procedure N° 2021/0206/COD

Type: Ordinary legislative procedure (COD)

Regulation

 

Current stand