Norway’s National Plan on Climate includes biofuels quota increase from 12% to 20%

December 21, 2019 |

In Norway, the Government is presenting a status plan on Norway’s climate policy which deals with emissions, describes existing measures and instruments, as well as the latest projections for emissions and uptake until 2030 including the increased use of biofuels such as their mandatory quota obligation that is increase from 12% to 20% biofuels starting January 1st, 2020.

The new quota obligation for 2020 includes double counting of advanced biofuels. A certain percentage of the quota obligation must be met by the use of advanced biofuels. In 2019, this share is 2.25 per cent, and it will increase to 4 per cent from 2020.

In the quota obligation, ‘advanced biofuels’ means biofuels that are produced from the feedstock listed in Part A and part B of Annex IX in the EU ILUC-directive (Directive (EU) 2015/1513).

Road transport emissions are expected to decline from 8.8 million tons CO2 eqv. in 2017 to 6.1 million tons in 2030. The decline is primarily caused by the assumption that the phase-in of low- and zero-emission cars will accelerate further in coming years. Biofuel blending was already in 2017 at the level of the blending requirement for 2020, of 16 per cent (20 per cent when double-counting advanced biofuel).

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