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Act promoting the use of biofuels (2019/418).

Country/Territory
Finland
Document type
Legislation
Date
2019
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Air & atmosphere, Energy, Environment gen.
Keyword
Emissions Oil pollution Pollution control Air quality/air pollution Biofuel Energy conservation/energy production Standards Ecofriendly products/ecofriendly processes
Geographical area
Arctic, Europe, EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA, European Union Countries, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Abstract

This Act seek to promote the use of biofuel in heating, in working machines, and in permanently installed motors. Biofuel is defined in section 19 (2) of the Act on excise duty on liquid fuels. The Act does not apply to a distributor who delivers a maximum of one million litres of light fuel oil for consumption during a calendar year. The Act requires distributors (as defined in Act 182/2010) to supply biofuel oil for consumption. Biofuel oil's energy content share of the total energy content of the light fuel oil and biofuel oil that a distributor supplies for consumption (distribution obligation) shall be at least a specified percentage, which increases in a ten-year period. The general administration, monitoring and development of activities to be carried out under this Act are part of the tasks of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy.

Full text
Swedish
Website
www.finlex.fi