European Commission views LNG as crucial to achieving climate targets in shipping

LNG is a necessary transition fuel in shipping, since there is a shortage of carbon neutral low carbon fuel alternatives, says the European Commission. Green MEPs want LNG removed from the EU's list of new fuels. Updated.

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The EU Commission believes shipping will likely not be able to transition to green energy without the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a transition fuel, as there are not enough zero or low-carbon alternative fuels available,

LNG is thus seen as necessary to give the industry time to build up and deliver the needed fuel volumes.

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