Consultation outcome

Motor fuel greenhouse gas reporting: amendments

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

The amendments to the motor fuel greenhouse gas reporting regulations consultation summary of responses and government decision forms part of the ‘The Motor Fuel Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Regulations: government response to the consultation on amendments’.

The next step for this consultation is to introduce this legislation which includes:

  • setting a greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target of 6% for 2020 plus an interim target of 4% in 2019
  • GHG credits for upstream emission reductions associated with crude oil extraction
  • making GHG credits available to electricity suppliers for the provision of electric vehicle usage data
  • bringing renewable aviation fuels and renewable fuels of non-biological origin into the scheme
  • reporting requirements on origin and place of purchase for crude oil

Original consultation

Summary

Seeks views on proposed changes to motor fuel greenhouse gas reporting in order to reduce emissions from transport fuels supplied in the UK.

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Consultation description

Consultation seeking views on proposed changes to motor fuel greenhouse gas reporting regulations.

The changes suggest:

  • creation of a certificate trading scheme to reduce the greenhouse gas emission levels of transport fuels
  • allowing suppliers to capture credits from reductions in upstream emissions associated with fossil fuel extraction and production
  • improving the transparency of the UK oil supply chain

The proposals are intended to increase the sustainability of transport fuels in order to meet national and international climate change commitments.

We are also consulting on changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation.

Documents

The motor fuel greenhouse gas emissions reporting regulations proposed amendments

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The motor fuel greenhouse gas emissions reporting regulations cost benefit analysis

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Published 29 November 2016
Last updated 14 September 2017 + show all updates
  1. Summary of responses and government decision released.
  2. First published.