FuelsEurope is the business association for fuels manufacturers in Europe and we talk with Director General John Cooper about Europe’s energy transition including the Clean Fuels for All campaign, Fit for 55, and how global energy policies affect European actions.
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Episode #13. John Cooper: There’s Space in the Carbon Budget for Liquid & Petroleum Fuels
Clean Fuels for All
John Cooper, Director General, FuelsEurope
“Our work started very soon after the Paris Agreement to look at what the transformation of the fuels industry can look like and what kind of technologies, feedstocks, and what kind of trajectory is implied by that work. And, we turned that into essentially a strategy for our industry to provide a pathway by 2050 for all of the remaining liquid fuels demand to be climate neutral. And we could see that some of that could go into each of the sectors, and it meant that both those objectives of meeting quality of life and also climate neutrality could be met with those remaining products that we would produce. And so we decided to call it Clean Fuels for All.”
John Cooper was appointed Director General, FuelsEurope and Concawe in April 2015. He started his career in the motor industry working on future powertrains, and after 3 years moved to BP Downstream where he has 27 years of experience. His previous role was as Director, Renewables Strategy Downstream, leading BP’s commercial compliance strategy for renewables regulation. He has also had business leadership roles in aviation fuels and lubricants, transport energy policy, and fuels technology, in the UK and USA, and has represented the UK fuels industry at the UK Automotive Council Technology Group. He holds a BA in Engineering from Cambridge University.
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