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Last week, CO2 Value Europe published two contributions on EU consultations on the implementation of the current legislation on renewable energy.

The 1st contribution is on renewable energy additionality:

  • What experts refer to as “additionality” in the context of renewable energies is making sure renewable fuels production will come from new renewable energy installations and not divert existing clean power from other defossilisation efforts.
  • We see this draft regulation as a step forward in providing clarity and legal certainty to renewable hydrogen and CCU fuels producers and enabling the deployment of renewable fuels in Europe. Yet, some rules and provisions should be adapted for ensuring a full deployment of CCU fuels production in Europe.

Our detailed input can be found here.

The 2nd contribution is on calculating emissions savings for renewable fuels production:

  • This regulation will condition how CCU fuels can be produced and how fast they will be ramped up & deployed, with the aim to have them used in aviation, in shipping and in industry in particular.
  • We see this draft regulation as a necessary step to enable wider use of renewable and recycled fuels. But as it stands, the regulation would prevent the use of some CO2 emissions, which would slow down the climate transition we dramatically need. We call the Commission to ensure the regulation is adapted to enable the CCU value chain to contribute to reaching the EU climate goals, including quotas and targets proposed by EU institutions as part of its Fit-for-55 package.

Our detailed input can be found here.