The Paris Climate Agreement, the most comprehensive environmental agreement to date, was also discussed and approved by the Turkish Grand National Assembly. The agreement, which aims to reduce carbon emissions by half by 2030 and to zero by 2050, envisages the introduction of United Nations instruments in the process of achieving the targets. Turkey is expected to take similar steps as the signatory countries put their 'Green Plans' into operation. So, what can the green plan cover? What can change in transportation? Kadir Örücü, CEO of BRC Turkey, the world's largest manufacturer of alternative fuel systems, explained with examples from the world.
The Paris Climate Agreement, to which 191 countries worldwide are parties, was discussed and approved by the Turkish Grand National Assembly. The Paris Climate Agreement, which is seen as the most comprehensive and binding climate agreement signed to date, aims to reduce the carbon emission values of 2016 when it entered into force by half by 2030 and to zero by 2050. The agreement will enable the United Nations instruments to come into play during the implementation of the targets.
Acting with the binding of the agreement, the European Union, England and Japan had put forward their 'green plans'. Turkey is expected to take a similar step and announce a 'green plan'. So, how do green plans aiming to reduce carbon emissions affect the field of transportation? Kadir Örücü, the Turkey CEO of BRC, the world's largest manufacturer of alternative fuel systems, has announced.
“GASOLINE AND DIESEL VEHICLES CAN BE PROHIBITED”
Reminding the 'diesel and gasoline vehicle ban' announced by the UK and Japan in their green plans, Kadir Örücü said, “The Japanese Parliament also accepted the diesel and gasoline vehicle ban announced by the UK for 2030 in the last weeks of 2020.
The European Union is expected to take similar binding decisions. The 'gasoline and diesel' ban to be implemented in countries with the world's largest automotive markets and manufacturers will also be effective in our country. Turkey may take a similar decision in the coming months," he said.
“CARBON TAX MAY COME”
Örücü stated that the taxes to be collected from automobiles can be levied with the emission value instead of the volume, “Motor vehicle tax can be levied with the emission value instead of the volume criterion. The Ministry of Finance had a study in this direction in the past years. However, the study was not implemented. With the adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement, we can see that the motor vehicle tax is determined by emission values.”
“PRODUCED FROM WASTE MATERIALS, VERY LOW CARBON EMISSIONS: BioLPG”
Reminding that biological fuels are developing gradually and methane gas has been obtained from wastes for many years, Kadir Örücü said, “BioLPG, which is obtained through a process similar to biodiesel fuel, can be the fuel of the future. While vegetable-based oils such as waste palm oil, corn oil, soybean oil can be used in its production, BioLPG, which is seen as biological waste, waste fish and animal oils, and by-products that turn into waste in food production, is currently available in the UK, Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the USA. produced and put into use. BioLPG, which is produced from waste and has a lower carbon footprint than LPG, may come across more in the future with its ever-decreasing production costs.”
“CONSUMER WILL GO TO LPG”
BRC Turkey CEO Kadir Örücü stated that with carbon tax and gasoline and diesel bans, consumers can turn to LPG, “LPG is the fuel with the lowest carbon emission value among fossil fuels. In order to reduce our carbon footprint, the most rational and economical step we will take in transportation can be adapting existing vehicles to LPG and thus reducing carbon emission values significantly. LPG incentives applied to old vehicles in Italy and Spain can also be seen in our country," he concluded.