Consultation outcome

Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation: proposed changes for 2015

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Consultation on proposed amendments to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligations Order 2007: government response

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A final cost benefit analysis for 2015 RTFO amendments

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Detail of outcome

This government response follows a consultation on some changes to the scheme that incentivises renewable fuels in transport.

Original consultation

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Summary

Seeks views on proposed changes to the scheme that incentivises the use of renewable fuels in transport.

Documents

Proposed amendments to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligations Order 2007: consultation document

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Clarification note on gaseous fuels and the obligation

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Consultation description

Further to a recent call for evidence on advanced fuels, this consultation seeks views on a number of changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). These are to:

  • support gaseous fuels on the basis of their energy content
  • align the treatment of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) and fatty acid methyl ester (FAME)
  • update certain powers of the RTFO administrator to require information
  • clarify that the RTFO administrator can apply mathematical rounding when issuing certificates

Subject to the responses to this consultation, and the parliamentary process, we would make most of these changes from 15 April 2015, the start of the next RTFO annual cycle.

The paper also seeks views on a proposal to expand the RTFO to include synthetic fuels from renewable electricity. Any legislative changes in this area would be introduced at a later legislative opportunity.