Factsheet: Fixed quota of biofuels for transport

Fixed quota of biofuels for transport

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Support for renewable energy sources used in transport is provided through tax relief. The Malta Resources Authority partly replaced this system of tax exemption on biofuels by a mandatory substitution obligation. Currently, the main measure that seeks to promote the use of biofuels is through a substitution obligation on importers and wholesalers of fossil fuels. This obligation was introduced in 2011 through an amendment to Legal Notice 278 of 2007 which obliges the licensed importers and wholesalers of petroleum products to place on the market a minimum amount of biofuel as a percentage of the total energy content of petrol and diesel that is imported or wholesaled.

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