During the Meeting of the Deputy Permanent Representatives in the EU (Coreper I), Italy reportedly underlined that a restrictive interpretation of neutral fuels in terms of CO2 (that is, which includes e-fuels but excludes other renewable fuels such as bio fuels) is not acceptable as it is not in line with the principle of technological neutrality.
Italy, with other Member States, has reiterated its request to postpone the decision on the Regulation on the stop to polluting cars.
However, the Presidency confirmed the maintenance of the Regulation as point A at tomorrow's Energy Council.
Green light to text at meeting of 27 ambassadors in the EU
- The compromise between the Commission and Germany is passed at the meeting of the Deputy Permanent Representatives of the 27 (Coreper I).
This was announced by the Swedish presidency.
"Coreper I has approved that the agreement on C02 standards for cars will be on the agenda of tomorrow's Energy Affairs Council for final adoption", announces the rotating presidency of the EU.
Towards EU final ok, text will not be reopened
- The EU regulation on the ban on petrol and diesel engines starting from 2035 "will not be reopened" and, following the agreement announced on Saturday between the European Commission and Berlin on the future use of e-fuels, should today obtain the go-ahead from the ambassadors of the Twenty-seven.
This was announced by a senior EU official, reporting that - subject to today's green light - the regulation will then be added to the items on the agenda of the meeting of energy ministers scheduled for tomorrow in Brussels.
"Member States - explained the source - will be free to make their own observations and have a discussion" on the agreement.