EU Renewable Energy Regulations under Review 

The EU is currently on a strategy to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. It wants 30 million electric cars operational by 2030. This motion has been a long-standing project, but a recent look at emission regulations shows that the terms and conditions are getting tougher. The move is selective opposition aimed at pushing the automotive industry towards embracing electric vehicle manufacturing and adoption into society.

In a recent meeting, the regulatory heads provided the target for the end of this decade, stating that adapting 100% zero emissions is the way to go. The plan’s layout is available in a strategy document published by Bloomberg News, scheduled to be published next week. The project has skepticism, provided that there are currently 1.4 million electric vehicles in Europe. However, if the plan is successful, Europe will see 28 million plug-in hybrids and fully electric vehicles operational by 2028. 

The plan is a detailed map of how electric vehicles will take center stage of transportation in the European Union. However, it also entails establishing more clean energy transportation that includes doubling the use of high-speed rail traffic by 2030 and limiting all vehicles below 300 kilometers to be used by fully renewable transportation sources.

The plan has a schedule for introducing renewable energy air travel and sea voyage that will be operational by 2035. The program further looks to enlarge its reach to include expanding the current capability of Europe’s rail freight traffic system while also tripling high-speed rail transportation by 2050. However, the plan is still in its draught stage, with final details yet to be included before reviewing into legislation in the following months.

The region still faces challenges implementing this policy, including disagreement between a change in the 2030 emissions reduction target to reach 55% of carbon emissions levels in 1990. The initial goal was to reduce the emissions to 40%; however, getting to 55% would mean extensive investment in renewable energy prospects and research infrastructure.

However, there are concerns over making part of the transportation infrastructure Green compared to making all transport modes run on renewable energy. Experts relate that a comprehensive shift in operations for a transportation system towards a renewable energy source will have substantially higher returns on energy-savings than individual changes per sector.

There is no comprehensive decision on whether the regulations will be reviewed wholesomely or left as is. However, the commission report will seek to revise common standards for cars and vans come June 2035.