Europe agrees new law to cut aviation emissions and promote SAF

The European Commission has welcomed political agreement on the ReFuelEU Aviation proposal which will require fuel suppliers to to blend sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) with kerosene.

The measure – reached yesterday between the European Parliament and the Council, and due to come into effect in 2025 – is projected to reduce aircraft CO2 emissions by around two-thirds by 2050 compared to a ‘no action’ scenario, and provide climate and air quality benefits by reducing non-COemissions.

The deal marks the last agreement on the transport proposals within the ‘Fit for 55′ package, as agreements on updated rules on emissions trading in the aviation sector and in the maritime sector, on promoting sustainable fuels for shipping, as well as on the accelerated deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure, were already reached.

The new rules will require:

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