|Policy status:||In Force|
|Date Effective:||2008 (Feb)|
|Policy Type:||Policy Support>Strategic planning|
|Policy Target:||Bioenergy>Biofuels for transport|
|Agency:||Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG)|
In 2008 the Ministry of Environment and Energy and the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock jointly presented the National Biofuels Programme, in which the general objective aims the developing a biofuels industry to contribute to energy security and efficiency, mitigation climate change, the reactivation of the agricultural sector and national socio-economic development.
In addition, the text included specific objectives the following:
In November 2014 the National Development Plan 2014-2018 established objective 3.1.1, which promotes the use of renewable energy. Based on this Plan, the VII National Energy Plan set the goal to update the National Programme on biofuels. As a consequence, this Programme is being updated, taking into account the Executive Decree N°. 40050-MINAE-MAG, which establishes the responsibilities based on the legal competences of the Ministry of Environment and Energy, the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Costa Rican Petroleum Refinery Company and the biofuel producers.
|Related policies:||Costa Rica Regulation on Biofuels 2009 , Costa Rica National Biofuels Commission (Comisión Nacional de Biocombustibles) , VII National Energy Plan of Costa Rica 2015-2030|
In order to view a full version of Costa Rica's National Programme on Biofuels (Programa Nacional de Biocombustibles) please click here.
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