Fit for 55: Energy Taxation Directive, Ending one of aviation’s most unfair tax privileges

Fit for 55: Energy Taxation Directive, Ending one of aviation's most unfair tax privileges

Aviation fuels have been exempt from taxation under the Energy Taxation Directive since it was introduced. The revision of the ETD would put an end to this unfair tax privilege that aviation has enjoyed and ensure taxation rates better integrate the environmental impact of fossil kerosene. This briefing from T&E highlights the good aspects and the problems of the revision of the ETD for aviation.

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Briefing paper: Decarbonising the EU Fishing Fleet – Opportunities, Challenges and Critical Elements for a Necessary Transition

Briefing paper: Decarbonising the EU Fishing Fleet - Opportunities, Challenges and Critical Elements for a Necessary Transition

On the 14th of June 2022, we held a workshop during which experts presented the decarbonisation solutions available in the maritime sector, followed by a discussion with various stakeholders on what is needed to decarbonise the EU fishing sector. This paper is aimed at sharing recommendations and resources developed as a result of the June 2022 workshop, and to instigate action on the necessary path to decarbonisation.

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Workshop: Decarbonising the EU Fishing Sector

Watch Workshop Video: Decarbonising the EU Fishing Sector

Watch this recording of our workshop, which explores how the EU can decarbonise the fishing industry. The speakers include experts sharing the latest research and progress in maritime decarbonisation, while the workshop investigates the opportunities to apply international experience in the EU, and help identify gaps in achieving decarbonisation of the EU fishing fleet.

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Briefing Paper: Decarbonising the EU Fishing Fleet: Lessons from Today’s Shipping Industry

Decarbonising the EU Fishing Fleet. Lessons from Today's Shipping Industry

While the journey to decarbonisation is in its primary stages, progress already made within the maritime sector has provided momentum and offers an incremental pathway for the decarbonisation of the fishing fleet. In order to align itself with the objectives of the EU Green Deal and other relevant international agreements, the global fishing industry will need to switch to new sources of energy. The purpose of this briefing paper is to present a feasibility analysis of batteries, synthetic fuels and wind propulsion for fishing vessels by examining examples from the shipping industry, while also considering the advantages and challenges presented by each source of energy.

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