EC Creates ‘Sustainable Transport Forum’

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Following the adoption of Directive 2014/94/EU on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure the European Commission has created the Sustainable Transport Forum (STF) – to be made up of experts on alternative transport fuels. The STF should help the Commission to advance the application of the Clean Power for Transport strategy and facilitate the implementation of the Directive.
It shall assist the Commission in implementing the Union’s activities and programmes aimed at fostering the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure to contribute to the European Union energy and climate goals.

The STF will bring together Member States and alternative fuels industry stakeholders. It will enable a structured dialogue, exchange of best practices and coordination, thus providing the opportunity to discuss practical issues that could be encountered during the implementation process of Directive 2014/94/EU.

The STF envisages in particular to:

  • provide advice and technical expertise to the Commission on the development and implementation of legislation, policies, projects and programmes in the field of alternative transport fuels and contribute towards an energy-efficient, decarbonised transport sector.
  • facilitate exchanges of information on initiatives, projects and partnerships dealing with alternative transport fuels;
  • deliver opinions, submit reports, or develop and propose innovative solutions to the Commission, either at the latter’s request or on its own initiative, on any matter of relevance to the promotion of alternative transport fuels in the Union.

Further information, including a Call for Applications for the selection of STF members, can be found on EC Clean transport, Urban transport webpage at The European Commission is looking forward to applications from organisations meeting the criteria outlined in the call not later than 18 May 2015. The Forum shall consist of up to sixty members and may include public or private organisation representatives from natural gas, biogas, hydrogen, manufacturers, suppliers, operators and users, etc.

(Source: European Commission)

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