Ireland’s Minister of Transport announces Renewable Fuels for Transport Policy Statement

November 28, 2021 |

In Ireland, the Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan TD, announced the publication of the Renewable Fuels for Transport Policy Statement with the next increase in the rate of supply of biofuels blended in diesel and petrol to take effect from 1 January 2022. There will be a statutory consultation for regulations to be made giving effect to this change.

This Statement is an important step in the delivery of the targets for decarbonising land transport and for greater use of renewable fuels in our transport system.

To meet the required level of emissions reduction, the recently published Climate Action Plan 2021 commits to incrementally raising the proportion of biofuels blended into petrol and diesel between now and 2030, meeting 3.7% of the overall carbon reduction challenge.

A further range of measures to incentivise use of renewable transport fuels which are signalled in the Policy Statement will be the subject of a public consultation in 2022.

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan said “The Renewable Fuels for Transport Policy Statement establishes an ambitious pathway for transport fuels to achieve our target of a 51% reduction in emissions by 2030. Further commitments include incentives to develop the supply of renewable fuels including advanced biofuels and alternative transport fuels such as green hydrogen and biomethane, while ensuring the maintenance of the highest standards of sustainability of biofuel supply from source.”

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