The Renewable Transport Fuels and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations 2018 (SI 2018/374)
The Renewable Transport Fuels and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations 2018 amends:
the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation Order 2007;
the Motor Fuel (Road Vehicle and Mobile Machinery) (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Regulations 2012; and
the Energy Act 2004.
It aims to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from fuels supplied in transport.
Fuel suppliers are required to supply a certain amount of renewable fuel. The targets for the supply of renewable fuel have increased to 9.75% in 2020 with further incremental increases to 12.4% by 2032.
Sub-targets have been set for the supply of renewable fuels classified as ‘development fuels.’ This includes certain types of biofeul and renewable fuels of non-biological origin. Starting from 2019, this will increase the incentives to supply the new type of fuels.
A limit has also been placed on the contribution that renewable fuels produced from food crops can make to meeting targets to supply renewable fuels. This will decrease the risks associated with indirect land-use change.
Fuel suppliers are required to report GHG emissions resulting from the use of transport fuels. A new 6% GHG emission reduction obligation is set for fuel suppliers. This will reduce GHG emissions and a reward in the form of credits will be provided for GHG emission savings.
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