13 April 2017

Good but not good enough

Assessment report reveals that clean fuel deployment is lacking speed in Northern Scandria®Corridor

The Clean Fuel Deployment team around Jan Carsten Gjerløw, Akershus County Council, and Anna Cornander, RISE, were the first to provide results in Scandria®2Act publishing the report "Assessment of Clean Fuel Deployment and Market Access of Clean Fuels in the Northern Scandria®Corridor" in April 2017.

As a result of contributions of project partners from Norway, Sweden and Germany, the report provides a comprehensive overview of the status of Clean Fuel deployment in the Northern Scandria®Corridor and describes the status of market access of Clean Fuels. It benchmarks Clean Fuel performance in the Northern Scandria®Corridor in the European context, preliminarily analyses obstacles and success factors, exemplifies relevant best practice in the Corridor regions and provides relevant contacts.

One of the key findings is that clean fuel deployment in the Northern Scandria®Corridor is developing too slow to reach desired national and EU/EEA targets for reduction of CO2 emissions from transport sector. Stronger national incentives are important to foster infrastructure development and the use of Clean Fuels. Clean fuel objectives and policies are different in the countries studied. In some of the Scandria®Corridor countries incentives obviously do not sufficiently ensure the required development.

 

Total number of alternative fuel vehicles of category M1 sold in Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland in 2015 and 2016. Numbers are given at a national level. Source: [EAFO].

Availability of Clean Fuel infrastructure is in general too limited to enable clean transport throughout the Northern Scandria®Corridor. Lack of Clean Fuel infrastructure in some countries may actually hinder the use of Clean Fuels for long-distance transport of goods and persons in the Northern Scandria®Corridor. Regional and local decision makers are main drivers for shifting to alternative fuels in the near future. There are several examples in the Northern Scandria®Corridor demonstrating how political decisions have fostered market development. By implementing local and regional Clean Fuel strategies, municipalities and regions have the chance to push forward clean vehicles as means to reduce air pollution.

Interregional cooperation thus is important to harmonize use of incentives and to foster use of clean fuels in the corridor perspective. The findings in the report shows that there is a need for projects like Scandria®2Act to speed up the deployment of clean fuels in the Northern Scandria®Corridor.

 

 

Contact / Further information:

Further information:
Jan Carsten Gjerløw, Work Package Leader
Akershus County Council
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Sven Friedrich, Project Manager
INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT Prof. Böhm und Partner
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