French Government Plans to Boost Port Competitiveness with LNG Marine Fuel

| France, Le Havre

Edouard Phillipe CMA at AEM2017Participants at the Assises de la Economie de la Mer at Le Havre this week were addressed by Édouard Philippe, Prime Minister of France, who shared his vision of a revitalised French maritime sector. With its ports far from dominant in European and international trade, new thinking, supportive policy and and a clear focus on new energy, in particular, LNG marine fuel, are required, the PM said. Read more »

NGVA Europe: EC Mobility Package Needs Expansion

| Brussels, Belgium

NGVA Europe: for sustainable mobilityWell-to-wheel approach can accelerate transition to transport decarbonisation

NGVA Europe welcomes the publication of the EU Commission’s second part of the Mobility Package but says the tailpipe emissions approach is discriminatory and limiting. It is calling for a more comprehensive approach to be introduced for assessing environmental benefits from mobility solutions. Read more »

ETI Report: Tax Stability the Key to Natural Gas for HDVs in UK

| United Kingdom, Loughborough

ETI Study 2017 - Tax Key to NG HDVsA new report released at the beginning of this month by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), a public-private partnership between global energy and engineering companies and the UK Government, will help support industry and government to make decisions about the future economic and environmental impact of using natural gas as an HDV fuel. Read more »

Legislation Moves Natural Gas to Professional Fuel Status in France

| France, Paris
Air Liquide LCNG Station in Duttlenheim

Air Liquide LCNG Station in Duttlenheim

An increasing number of road transport operators have chosen natural gas fuel in the Alpine valleys of France to contribute to the emergence of clean mobility that preserves the quality of the air. Until now, users of this fuel have not been eligible for an excise consideration and are therefore financially disadvantaged compared to their competitors who use diesel. Read more »

NGVAmerica Submits Comments to U.S. EPA, CARB re GHG Standards

| USA, Washington DC | Source: NGVAmerica

Logo-USA_NGVAmericaLast week, NGVAmerica submitted comments in response to the U.S. EPA’s request for information concerning its review of the 2022 – 2025 greenhouse gas standards for light duty vehicles. The agency is currently revisiting a decision by the Obama Administration under the Mid-term Review. Read more »

Italy Updates Alt-Fuel Incentives for Road Freight Sector

| Italy, Rome
LNG Valtellina Logistica Sostenibile project

The Maganetti Group operates Iveco LNG Trucks

Italy’s Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport (MIT) gazetted on August 1st two decrees relating to alternative-fuelled road transportation: Decree No. 305 (20 June 2017) promulgating 2017 investment incentives for the road transport sector and the Implementing Decree (17 July 2017).  Read more »

Madrid Taxis Move to Green in 2018

| Spain, Madrid

Madrid taxis 2017The City Council of Madrid has determined that as of January 1, 2018 all vehicles that are acquired to provide a taxi service, except the Eurotaxi, must be ecological, that is, they will have to be labeled ECO or ZERO emissions from the General Directorate of Traffic. This is one of the points of the modification of the Taxi Ordinance that has initially approved on Thursday 31 August, by the Governing Board. Read more »

Germany’s BMVI Funds LNG as Maritime Fuel

| Germany, Berlin
Fassmer Werft - Atair II - Research Vessel

BMVI leads the LNG seachange with Atair II

Germany’s Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is now promoting the upgrading and conversion of seagoing vessels to liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. The aim of the new funding program is to promote the use of LNG in German maritime shipping. The funds are made available from the mobility and fuel strategy (MKS). Read more »

Gasrec Implores UK Government to Stop Ignoring Natural Gas for HGVs

| United Kingdom, London

Gasrec StationThe UK Government’s recent announcement of a 23 year timeline for action on diesel and petrol cars has drawn comment from Gasrec, a leading supplier of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel for road transport in North West Europe. Gasrec implores the government to wake up to the opportunities presented by natural gas that are available right now. Read more »