Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2289)

John Curran

Question:

2289. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his plans to increase the ethanol petrol mix from 5% to 10% E10 here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34229/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

The All of Government Climate Action Plan, which I launched on 17 June this year, sets out the need to increase the volume of biofuels used in petrol vehicles to 10% and in diesel vehicles to 12%.

This will be achieved through the development of the Biofuels Obligation Scheme, which requires suppliers of liquid road transport fuels to ensure that biofuels make up a portion of annual fuel sales.

A public consultation will commence later this year which will inform the necessary changes to the scheme, how to address the challenges associated with increased biofuel blends and the timelines for increases in obligations on fuel suppliers.