Reducing emissions from vehicles
In the ENVI committee the first dossier I am personally responsible for on behalf of the S&D Group is a Regulation on the reduction of pollutant emissions from road vehicles that is amending the current requirements for light passenger, commercial and heavy-duty vehicles. The proposal focuses on areas where market and regulatory failures hinder addressing the overarching challenges within the context of the EU’s air quality standards.
European Strategy on Energy security
As part of my work on the ENVI committee I am also the shadow-rapporteur of the European energy security strategy dossier. In the short-term, the strategy aims to check how our energy system can cope with security of supply risks, and to develop emergency plans and back-up mechanisms. The strategy also addresses medium and long-term security of supply challenges, such as increasing energy efficiency, increasing energy production in the EU and diversifying supplier countries and routes, completing the internal energy market and building missing infrastructure links, and strengthening emergency and solidarity mechanisms and protecting critical infrastructure.