Deployment of Alternative Fuels Infrastructure: Initial Appraisal of the Commission's Impact Assessment

14-06-2013

This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission's Impact Assessment accompanying the proposal for a Directive on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure. According to the Commission, the development of the market for alternative fuels has been held back by three major and interdependent factors: technological immaturity; lack of consumer acceptance; and missing fuel infrastructure. The current proposal focuses on 'deployment of appropriate infrastructure for alternative fuels, assessing whether supporting action is needed and what the merits of different options are'.

This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission's Impact Assessment accompanying the proposal for a Directive on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure. According to the Commission, the development of the market for alternative fuels has been held back by three major and interdependent factors: technological immaturity; lack of consumer acceptance; and missing fuel infrastructure. The current proposal focuses on 'deployment of appropriate infrastructure for alternative fuels, assessing whether supporting action is needed and what the merits of different options are'.