biofuels

Fuel quality directive - Ireland's progress by Liam P. Ó Cléirigh

Fuel quality directive - Ireland's progress

We analyse Ireland’s progress towards the soon-to-be adopted target of reducing life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions from transport fuels by 6%. Read more

Fuel quality directive - a 'new' energy target for 2020 by Liam P. Ó Cléirigh

Fuel quality directive - a 'new' energy target for 2020

The adoption of the amended FQD will introduce a new target for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from transport fuels throughout the EU by 2020. Read more

Ireland's new energy policy by Liam P. Ó Cléirigh

Ireland's new energy policy

We summarise the key elements in Ireland's new energy white paper, which sets a goal of reducing energy-related greenhouse gas emissions by 80-95% by 2050. Read more

Evolution of the biofuels obligation scheme by Shane Malone

Evolution of the biofuels obligation scheme

There have been several changes to the biofuels obligation scheme since it was introduced in 2010, including the introduction of sustainability regulations & an increase to the obl ... Read more

Progress towards Ireland's energy targets by Liam P. Ó Cléirigh

Progress towards Ireland's energy targets

While Ireland is approximately half way towards meeting its renewable energy and energy efficiency targets, bridging the gap to some of the targets will be more difficult than for ... Read more

Alternative fuels infrastructure by Liam P. Ó Cléirigh

Alternative fuels infrastructure

The Irish Government has begun work on a national policy framework to support the deployment of alternative fuels, in accordance with the alternative fuels infrastructure directive ... Read more

Sustainability criteria for biofuels by Shane Malone

Sustainability criteria for biofuels

Biofuels must satisfy sustainability criteria that include minimum GHG savings and the protection of material and land with a high carbon stock and a high biodiversity value. Read more

Introduction of biofuel obligation scheme by Liam M. Ó Cléirigh

Introduction of biofuel obligation scheme

The biofuel obligation scheme was introduced in 2010 as a key component in Ireland’s renewable energy strategy. It obliges oil companies to supply certain minimum amounts of biofue ... Read more