In a public letter, they call for a target for the use of e-kerosene under the new ReFuel EU law commencing already in 2027 at 0.5% to 1% delivered to the EU market. The mandate could potentially rise to 2.5% in 2030, as long as the sustainability of such a target can be assured, they specify.
Important to raising the ambition of a mandate is the careful consideration of measures to avoid competitive distortion to the disadvantage of European airlines. These measures shall be introduced simultaneously with the mandate and their development should begin now.
Matteo Mirolo, aviation policy officer at T&E, said: “E-kerosene can immediately and sustainably start reducing aviation's climate impact without any changes to the way aircraft operate. The EU should provide investors with an unambiguous signal that there will be a growing market for e-kerosene in Europe while at the same time put in place measures to avoid competitive distortion to the disadvantage of European airlines.”
The Commission is expected to propose its ReFuelEU Aviation legislation on 14 July.
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