European Directives obligate the EU Member States to undertake efforts to increase the share of renewable energy in the transport sector. In addition, they have imposed the obligation on 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.

Energy for Transport system

In the Netherlands, the 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). The claiming companies  thereby create renewable energy units (HBEs: hernieuwbare brandstofeenheden), which represent 1 gigajoule of renewable energy.

Companies that are subject to an obligation use the HBEs to comply with their obligation.

The Dutch Emissions Authority (NEa: Nederlandse Emissieautoriteit) has been the competent authority and supervising body for the Energy for Transport compliance system since 2011.

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