The Biofuels Obligation Scheme was introduced in 2010 and requires suppliers of motor fuel to ensure that biofuels make up a certain percentage of national annual fuel sales.  This is known as the biofuel obligation rate and is currently set at 8%.

The biofuel obligation rate has an important role to play in helping Ireland meet its 2020 renewable energy targets.   Ireland is committed to ensuring that by 2020, 10% of the energy consumed in the transport sector will come from renewable energy sources.  In order to meet this target, it will be necessary to increase the biofuels obligation rate to approximately 12%.

The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment is seeking views in relation to implementing a phased increase in the biofuel obligation rate and on how the scheme could be developed in the future.  Your views are also sought on the potential for a similar obligation scheme in the domestic heating sector.

Submissions should be e-mailed to biofuel.obligation@dccae.gov.ie or posted to:-

Heat and Transport Energy Policy Division

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

29-31 Adelaide Road

Dublin 2

D02 X285

The closing date for submissions is 19 January 2018.

Responses to this consultation are subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 and Access to Information on the Environment Regulations 2007-2014. Confidential or commercially sensitive information should be clearly identified in your submission, however parties should also note that any or all responses to the consultation are subject in their entirety to the provisions of the FOI Acts and may be published on the website of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

Download Biofuels Consultation Document [pdf 620kB]

Source: DCCAE 

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