Mobility does not stop

FuturENERGY December 2021-January 2022

La movilidad no para

A year has just closed in which mobility has been one of the major protagonists at every level. A year that we will remember for many reasons including regulatory changes and definitions of strategies that have been applied at both European and domestic levels; the amount of funding that has been published and which is largely focused on reducing CO2 emissions; the commitment to renewable energies and the decarbonisation of the economy; as well as the redesign of mobility in the cities, the positioning of the bicycle, of e-mobility, hydrogen; and the establishment of low emission zones.

With the aim of contributing to the European Green Deal, which highlights that transport must become drastically less pollutant, particularly in the cities, guaranteeing economic, social and environmental development, last year for the first time the Safe, Sustainable and Connected Mobility Strategy 2030 was established in Spain, approved by the Council of Ministers last December. Following this, the Law on Sustainable Mobility and Financing for Transport will be submitted to Congress on 2 February. An historic moment as something very much called for by different voices and sectors.

Furthermore, to accompany these and the many other commitments and legislative changes in both Europe and nationally, different lines of financing are being set up that are also focused on mobility. Examples include the MOVES III plan; the strategic project (PERTE) for the deployment of the electric vehicle; funding to establish Low Emission Zones Emissions; the PERTE for renewable energies, renewable hydrogen and storage; public funding recently approved by the European Commission supported by €20m from the recovery funds; and the establishment of smart transport systems, with improvements to the communication and information services on motorways and in tunnels on the national road network.

May López
Development Director at Companies for Sustainable Mobility