Country:United Kingdom
Year:2008 (last updated 2015)
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2008 (last updated 2015)
Date Amended:

2013

Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Obligation schemes 
Renewable Energy Policy Targets:Bioenergy, Biofuels for transport
Policy Sector:Transport
Climate Change Policy Targets:Transport, Energy Sector, Electricity Generation, Renewable, Bioenergy
Agency:Renewable Transport Fuel Agency
URL:http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/roads/environment/rtfo/
Legal References:The Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (Amendment) Order 2009 (Statutory Instrument 2009 No. 483)
Penalty:Financial penalty
Renewable Energy Description:

In November 2005 the Government announced it would introduce a Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) - a long term mechanism requiring transport fuel suppliers to ensure a set percentage of their sales are from a renewable source. The Obligation also requires suppliers to publicly report on the carbon savings and sustainable production of biofuels supplied. Non-complying suppliers will pay a penalty.

Backed by tradable offset certificates - Renewable Transport Fuel Certificates (RTFCs), the Obligation programm aligns with the EU Directive 2003/30/EC on the promotion of biofuels and renewable fuels for transport.

Fuel obligation levels

 

 

2008/2009

2009/2010

2010/2011

2011/2012

2012/2013

2013/2014

Obligation levels for renewable transport

2.50%

3.25%

3.50%

4%

4.50%

4.75%

 

Climate Change Description:

In November 2005 the Government announced it would introduce a Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) - a long term mechanism requiring transport fuel suppliers to ensure a set percentage of their sales are from a renewable source. The Obligation also requires suppliers to publicly report on the carbon savings and sustainable production of biofuels supplied. Non-complying suppliers will pay a penalty.

Backed by tradable offset certificates - Renewable Transport Fuel Certificates (RTFCs), the Obligation programm aligns with the EU Directive 2003/30/EC on the promotion of biofuels and renewable fuels for transport.

Fuel obligation levels

 

 

2008/2009

2009/2010

2010/2011

2011/2012

2012/2013

2013/2014

Obligation levels for renewable transport

2.50%

3.25%

3.50%

4%

4.50%

4.75%

 

Amended:

 

Related policies:Directive on Biofuels for Transport (2003/30/EC) , Preferential Tax Regimes for Biofuels

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