On 8 July, the Energy Community Secretariat published an overview of the status quo of fuel quality in the Energy Community Contracting Parties, including an assessment of the gaps between applicable national legislation and the Fuel Quality Directive. Based on these findings, the document outlines which core elements of the directive the Secretariat considers important for adoption at the Energy Community level.
The Fuel Quality Directive aims to ensure a high level of environmental and health protection in relation to fuels used in transport, by reducing pollution and emissions in the sector. The directive’s core provisions are not yet fully applied in the Energy Community Contracting Parties.
The Energy Community Secretariat has opened a public consultation to give all interested stakeholders the opportunity to share their views and experiences in the field of fuel quality. Stakeholders are invited to submit their comments online by 9 August.