NZ government pushes biofuels target out a year

NZ government pushes biofuels target out a year
Larger stockpiles of transport fuels are intended to prevent supply disruptions. (Image: Getty)
Pattrick Smellie
Fuel companies’ inability to meet the government’s 2023 biofuels targets has forced a one-year delay to the phasing in of new requirements to increase the proportion of the sustainably produced fuel in the nation’s diesel supply.Energy minister Megan Woods announced the delay for the new biofuels to April 1, 2024, saying the move was “not putting climate change on the backburner” and that the greenhouse gas emissions reductions in the first year of the new regime would have been very small.The delay would “al...

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