Transport policy between Green Deal and energy security: Will RED III get the numbers right?

22 March 2022, 11:00–12:30

online via Zoom

The Russian invasion into Ukraine adds yet another major challenge to the European energy policy landscape. While the ‘Fit for 55’ legislative package including the RED III seeks to urgently transform Europe towards sustainable and carbon-free energy, the war just outside EU borders grimly highlights our vulnerability to geopolitical conflicts.

In the transport sector, renewable fuels and electricity shall decrease the carbon footprint by at least 13% in each EU member state by 2030. However, the numbers in current RED III proposals were already raising questions whether our decarbonization path will live up to the urgency of the transformation ahead. Given the situation currently unfolding, the transformation becomes ever more urgent yet complex.

So how does the war affect our models and assumptions regarding green transport? How does it affect the RED III negotiations in terms of targets, priorities and instruments? What are the options at hand to decrease our energy dependency on Russia and decarbonize the transport sector at the same time? Does climate need to take a step back, or shall we even unlock further renewable potential to pursue more ambitious targets?

Join our online debate to learn how EU politics, research, industry and civil society are reacting to the war in Ukraine and its impacts on transport politics.


11:00    Welcome

11:05    Keynotes:

  • Will RED III get the numbers right? A critical review of targets and instruments
    Carlo Hamelinck, partner at Studio GearUp
  • Climate Paths 2.0: How does the transport sector achieve its climate goals?
    Uta Maria Pfeiffer, Head of mobility and logistics at the Federation of German Industries (BDI)

11:45    Panel Debate:

  • Carlo Hamelinck, partner at Studio GearUp
  • Bernd Kuepker, Policy Officer at the European Commission, DG ENER Unit C2 (Decarbonisation and Sustainability of Energy Sources)
  • Dr. Peter Jahr, Member of the European Parliament, European People's Party (EPP)
  • Carlos Calvo Ambel, Senior Director for non-road policy & analysis, Transport and Environment (T&E)
  • Stefan Schreiber, President, Association of the German Biofuel Industry (VDB)

12:30  End of event

Moderator: Sonja van Renssen, Editor in Chief, Energy Monitor

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The event is carried out in cooperation with the Association of the German Biofuel Industry (VDB) and OVID Association of the Oilseed Crushing and Oil Refining Industry in Germany

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