General - Energy for Transport

European Directives oblige the EU Member States to increase the share of renewable energy in the transport sector. They have additionally obliged fuel suppliers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their fuels by 6% in 2020. These obligations have been transposed into the Dutch legislation for Energy for Transport.

Please note: the information available on this page is only relevant for 2018-2021.

Energy for Transport system

In the Netherlands, Energy for Transport obligations are met by a market mechanism. Companies that physically deliver renewable energy to the transport sector can claim their deliveries in the  Energy for Transport Registry (REV: Register Energie voor Vervoer). These companies  thereby create renewable energy units (HBEs: hernieuwbare brandstofeenheden), which represent 1 gigajoule of renewable energy.

Companies subject to an obligation use the HBEs to meet it.

The Dutch Emissions Authority (NEa: Nederlandse Emissieautoriteit) is the executive and supervising authority for the Energy for Transport compliance system since 2011.