The European Biofuels Policy: from where and where to?
2013 (English)In: European Energy Journal, Vol. 3, no 1, 1-36 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper analyzes the development of the European biofuels policy, from its origins in the form of scattered national initiatives tocurrent directives enforced at EU level. Future trends are discussed based on a forecastingexercise for biofuels consumption in the EU27 following three steps. Firstly, the origins and evolution of biofuels policy in Europe arepresented, with particular attention to thegradual shift from national initiatives toEU-level directives after 2003. Secondly, theEuropean Energy Journal | Volume 3 | Issue 1 | January 2013The European Biofuels Policy: from where and where to18paper analyses recent developments, such asthe implementation of the RED, the RenewableEnergy Action Plans (NREAPs), the mandatorysustainability criteria for biofuels and thedevelopment of certification schemes. Toconclude, the paper provides projections forthe future use of biofuels in the EU27 based onthe policy framework in place as well as recent information from member states’ strategies.These projections serve as a tool for policy benchmark and baseline for policy adjustments.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Deventer: Claeys & Casteels, 2013. Vol. 3, no 1, 1-36 p.
Biofuels, European Union, Forecasts, renewable Energy, Transport
Economics Energy Systems
Research subject SRA - Energy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-116761OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-116761DiVA: diva2:600737
QC 201301252013-01-252013-01-252015-04-01Bibliographically approved