MEPs back EU plan to boost clean fuel supplies

The parliament's transport committee made several changes to the proposal on Tuesday. The rapporteur will now begin trialogue talks with member states

The parliament’s transport committee has backed a plan to build a network of distribution points for supplying alternative fuels. Rapporteur Carlo Fidanza will now begin talks with member states with a view to reaching a deal in spring 2014.

In a vote on Tuesday, the committee made several amendments to the European Commission’s initial proposal tabled at the end of January.

For example, it reduced the number of charging points for electric vehicles that would be required nationally but added that these should all be publicly accessible. The commission said only 10% of charging points should be publicly accessible.

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