The members of the EESC Section for Transport, Energy, Infrastructure, and Information Society held a debate on the recently published a proposal for an implementing regulation on common methodology for alternative fuels unit price comparison in accordance with Directive 2014/94/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council. Mr Tricas Aizpun from the European Commission opened the debate with a presentation of the proposal, highlighting how a common methodology can facilitate a comparison between conventional and alternative fuel prices in an easy manner and thus help building consumer awareness about the relative prices using different fuels for vehicles.
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