EUROPE’S ENERGY FUTURE – SECURE AND LOW EMISSION TRANSPORT SECTOR
In a policy oriented follow-up project of the recently finalised project ”Europe’s Energy Future”, FORES and its partners on behalf of the European Liberal Forum will focus on the relation between energy security and climate by concentrating on the transport sector.
Reducing the dependency of the EU Member States on imported energy sources has clear security implications. Furthermore, alternative technologies contribute to the aim to achieve the climate targets of the European Union as well. Policy measures can support the development of innovative technologies and alternative modes of energy consumption.
The sector that uses the most imported fossil energy is transports, which is heavily dependent on imported oil, refined to petrol and diesel.
By using the expertise of five ELF-member think-tanks and inputs from research organisations with established connections to policy, business and academia, the consortium aims at providing policymakers on the EU and the national levels with recommendations on how to create a European transport sector that reduces energy security risks as well as GHG emissions.
The project will deliver three background papers, an analysis of the current situation and potential policy measures in view of technological developments and public acceptance and a comparative analysis of five best practice models from the partner countries. A synthesis report will include policy recommendations for the EU and its Member States.
Fores will take the lead in this project, coordinating the co-operation between the ICCR Foundation on behalf of NEOS Lab, the FNF Sofia, the Centre Forum London, and Novum Ljubljana.