The EC Renewable Energy Directive (RED), adopted in April 2009, requires that 10 percent of transport fuel comes from renewable sources by 2020. The UK Government proposes to implement the transport elements of the RED by amending in December 2011 the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO), which sets biofuels targets up to April 2013.

The Council has published a briefing paper which provides background information and comments on the proposed changes, based on its recent report Biofuels: ethical issues (2011).

Download the briefing paper: Implementation of the transport elements of the Renewable Energy Directive