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Renewable Fuels

Department for Transport written question – answered on 30th November 2016.

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Photo of Lisa Cameron Lisa Cameron Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Climate Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department has made to date on meeting the Renewable Energy Directive obligation of 10 per cent of transport fuels coming from renewable sources by 2020; and what estimate he has made of likely progress towards that goal by 2020.

Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Our existing policies under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligations Order already deliver around 3 per cent of transport energy from renewable sources.[1] This includes a growing proportion of biofuels produced from wastes, increasing greenhouse gas savings from transport.

We are determined to achieve the target of 10 per cent of energy used in transport to be from renewable sources by 2020, and we have launched a consultation on proposals to increase the supply of renewable transport fuels. The consultation will run from 29 November 2016 to 22 January 2017 and can be seen at: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/renewable-transport-fuel-obligation-proposed-changes-for-2017

[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/biofuel-statistics-year-7-2014-to-2015-report-6

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