On 3rd March 2020, the Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water presented a letter to parliament announcing that the government will introduce a Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) blending obligation by 2023, if an equivalent European obligation is not put in place by this time. This announcement was made on the basis of a study that E4tech and studio Gear Up carried out for the Dutch government investigating the effectiveness of a renewable energy obligation for aviation.
With the recent approval of the Green Deal, momentum has grown around implementing stronger European policy on low-carbon aviation, with special focus on SAF. SAF represents one of the few options available to significantly cut GHG emissions in the aviation sector and achieve economy-wide climate targets. Our report considers whether the introduction of an annual obligation would be an effective way to stimulate the production and consumption of SAF, with the objective to achieve a minimum of 14% SAF in the Netherlands by 2030.
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