5 May 2020
WindEurope response to the European Commission roadmap on the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive (AFID)
WindEurope welcomes the European Commission roadmap on the inception impact assessment on the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive. The wind power sector has a key role to play in the energy transition supplying half of Europe’s electricity by 2050.
The revision of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive is an opportunity for Member States to boost their alternative fuels infrastructure targets and support the restart of the EU’s economy after the COVID-19 crisis, as well as to ensure Europe reaches carbon neutrality by 2050.
To this end, WindEurope calls for the inception impact assessment of the European Commission on the AFID to:
- Be aligned with the European Green Deal and the EU Recovery Plan;
- Foster the development of the necessary infrastructure for the uptake of zero-emission transport; and
- Factor in consumers acceptance and incentives to achieve zero-emission mobility.
Read the position paper