Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Ceisteanna (96)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

96. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport the date for the publication of the policy statement of his Department on the biofuel obligation scheme. [10975/21]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

The Biofuels Obligation Scheme is the principal policy measure used to support the uptake of biofuels and other forms of bioenergy in the transport sector. The scheme, which was introduced in 2010, requires fuel suppliers in the road transport sector to ensure a certain proportion of all fuel supplied is from renewable sources.

In September 2019, a public consultation was launched on the path for the Biofuels Obligation Scheme over the period of 2021 to 2030. The consultation, which closed in November 2019, has been helping to inform the development of an updated policy statement which will set out the planned approach to the use of biofuels and other renewable transport fuels for the coming years. I can inform the Deputy that the policy statement is very advanced, and I expect that it will be finalised and published in the coming weeks.