Transport scoreboard highlights slow progress on low-emission mobility

The proportion of renewable energy used to power transport has increased in the EU, suggesting that policies to decarbonise the sector are starting to have an effect

The proportion of renewable energy used to power transport has increased in the EU, suggesting that policies to decarbonise the sector are starting to have an effect.

Data, published in the European Commission’s Transport Scoreboard 2016 this week, also shows that the number of new cars powered by alternative fuels like bio-diesel or electricity has risen.

However, progress to improve the sustainability of transport remains slow, with Violeta Bulc, commissioner for transport, explaining that the scoreboard “serves as a road sign… to identify where we do well and where further investment and actions are needed”.

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