Factsheet: Biofuel quota

Biofuel quota

Key Information

Country/Region:

Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Act establishing an energy policy programme - Biofuel quota (Reduction of the tax on polluting activities)
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Loi n°2005-781 du 13 juillet 2005 de programme fixant les orientations de la politique énergétique - quota biocarburants (réduction de la taxe générale sur les activités polluantes)
Description: 
The national biofuels development plan (plan national de développement des biocarburants) has set a target of 10% of biofuels in the total fossil fuels production by 2015 (Art.4, Loi n° 2005-781). In order to reach this target, the quota of biofuels to be blended within conventional fuels is defined for each fuel type. In case companies releasing fuel for consumption do not respect the biofuels quota, they are submitted to a higher rate of the tax on polluting activities (TGAP) (Art. 266 quindecies, Code des Douanes).
Goal/Aim: 
Setting out a minimum share of biofuels.
Responsible Authority: 
Administration des Douanes et Droits Indirects – Customs Administration

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2005
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2011