The European Commission has proposed to finish with the gasoline and diesel fuel cars. In the proposal they want to end with conventional fuels by 2050. In this way the transport sector will become more competitive and less polluting.
Siim Kallas, European Commissioner for Transport said, "We can stop depending on oil used for transportation without impairing its efficiency and mobility. "
The targets that had proposed in Brussels are these:
- Reducing in a 40% the emissions of the maritime transport.
- Obtaining the reduction of 40% on carbon dioxide of the fuels used in the aviation.
- Getting that the half of the people that uses the car for going to short distances change to the public transport.
These measures will reduce by 60% of contaminant emissions compared to 1990. In addition the European Commission wants to achieve a single European transport area by 2050.
Greenpeace said that a reduction in use of cars does not solve anything, if they do not offer solution.
Another idea of European Commission is to triplicate the size of the European network of high-speed rail by 2030. They calculated that we can reduce in a 50% the fuel consumption by 2030 and stop completely in 2050. Accordingly, it would support the use of electric cars.
The European Commission wants to promote a great improvement of roads connecting between airports and train stations. But all these reforms meant an investment of 1.5 billion euros.