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
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.