On 30 November, the European Commission published a renewed proposal for the Renewable Energy Directive as a part of a very extensive ensemble of legislations. The proposal includes a mixture obligation in which a sub-objective for advanced biofuels has been determined until the year 2030 for traffic fuel suppliers. The proposal shows that also the EU understands the crucial role of biofuels in reducing traffic emissions.
The Finnish Petroleum and Biofuels Association believes that the Government goal to increase the share of renewable fuels in road traffic to 40 per cent by 2030 is fair. This ambitious goal can be achieved if the operating environment of biofuel production remains predictable. Now more than ever, sustainable, goal-oriented policies are needed, both domestically and within EU, to stabilise the operational environment and encourage investment in new production sites.
The positive results obtained from energy efficiency work in the oil sector in Finland are set to continue. The fourth energy efficiency agreement, Höylä IV, was signed on 14 October and will come into effect next year. The agreement will see the continuation of measures to improve the energy efficiency of oil heating. The goal is that at least half of oil-heated buildings will also be using renewable energy by the time the agreement expires in 2025.
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