Positions 13 Dec 2021

CER Position - Making transport fit for 55

With this position paper, CER would like to contribute to the legislative discussion on the Fit for 55 package with concrete policy suggestions that recognise the role of rail as the most energy-efficient transport mode and the existing solution that reconciles economic growth and job creation with the necessity to effectively decarbonise transport through modal shift in Europe.

CER strongly welcomes the Commission proposals on putting a price on carbon and using the revenues from emissions trading to contribute to a rapid reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) in the transport sector, while protecting the most vulnerable households. The EU’s energy taxation rules are finally being reformed to reward cleaner mobility and a regulation for deploying alternative fuels is proposed, which offers potential for decarbonisation of the remaining diesel traction in the EU.

Read more about our key proposals for the Fit for 55 package in our paper below.