Neste welcomes French government’s ambition to increase renewables in transport sector

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Neste has welcomed the French government and Senate’s decision to increase the share of renewable energy within the overall energy consumption of the transport sector.
This decision will pave the way for important steps forward in the efforts to combat climate change.
In January 2024, the required minimum share of renewable energy will increase from 8.6% to 9.2% to further accelerate greenhouse gas emission (GHG) reductions in the transport sector.
This increase comes as a welcomed solution to support the transport sector’s decarbonisation roadmap in France and is in line with the EU's revised binding targets for renewable energy.
By 2030, 29% of the energy consumption in the transport sector of all Member States will have to come from renewable sources, or achieve a 14.5% reduction in the sector’s greenhouse gas intensity through the use of renewables.
“The ambition shown by the French government in increasing the required share of renewable energy in the transport sector in France is a great example of how environmental and industrial policies can be reconciled,” said Katja Wodjereck, executive vice-president, renewable products at Neste.
“In France, transportation is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for more than 30% of all such emissions. For France to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, all solutions are needed to reduce the emissions.”
Neste's commitment to reduce the transport sector’s emissions was illustrated in November with the signing of agreements with two fuel distributors to sell Neste MY Renewable Diesel in the French market.
Fuels such as Neste MY Renewable Diesel™, produced from 100% renewable raw materials, are a ready-to-go solution for emission reductions.
They are widely available and their use helps reduce emissions from the existing fleet of both light-duty and heavy-duty vehicles in Europe and elsewhere. They are an essential piece of the sustainable mobility puzzle.

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