The federal government of Germany has decided to increase the share of renewable energies in the transport sector to 28% by 2030.
This means that Germany is well above the EU target of 14%.
In addition to stronger incentives for green hydrogen, new charging stations and advanced biofuels that are obtained from residues instead of food, the change in the law also provides for biofuels made from palm oil to be phased out.
Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze: “We need more modern, clean technologies in Germany in order to achieve the climate targets in traffic.
“With the law on the promotion of climate-friendly fuels, the federal government is creating an effective instrument to really reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But we don't just want more blindly alternative fuels in the tank. What is supposed to replace crude oil must not destroy the rainforest at the same time. I want to promote fuels that are efficient and affordable and that protect the climate without destroying nature.”
The amendment to the law implements the EU directive for renewable energies in transport (RED II), which in 2030 must account for 14% of total energy consumption in the transport sector.
The German government wants to significantly exceed these EU requirements and increase the proportion to 28%.
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