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MPs to vote on alternative fuel bill

A harmonisation bill for the development of alternative energy sources for transport has been submitted for consideration by the Ministry of Communications.

The bill calls for the simultaneous development and the necessary charging points for electrical cars and refuelling points for gas-fuelled cars.

It also aims at creating a common framework for the development of alternative energy sources within the EU and limiting the use of fossil fuels in transport and subsequently reducing their negative impact on the environment.

The legislative proposal is applicable to all EU member states and, apart for promoting the development of infrastructure to support electric and gas fuelled cars, it makes provision for the use electricity and LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) to propel ships. LNG can also be used for heavy machinery, electricity for stationary aircraft and refuelling points with renewable jet fuel.

The national framework of alternative energy sources sees the creation of enough electrical charging points and gas refuelling stations constructed to ensure the easy transportation of electrical cars around urban settlements and along the main road routes by the end of 2020.

The installations of LNG terminals as a fuel supply for motor vehicles are expected to be completed by the end of 2025.

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