This Order serves to elaborate the provisions on greenhouse gas quota. It is needed to enable fulfilment of the targets imposed on Member States in Article 3(4) of Directive 2009/28/EC (Renewable Energy Directive) and Article 7a(2) of Directive 98/70/EC (Fuel Quality Directive).
Order amending the Order laying down further provisions to reduce greenhouse gases from fuels
This Order amends the provisions on the greenhouse gas quota. In particular, the following amendments are made:
• The option provided for under German federal law to carry quantities achieved in excess of the greenhouse gas quota forward to the next commitment year is therefore suspended with respect to the transition from 2019 to 2020;
• instead, excess quantities achieved in commitment year 2019 may be carried forward to 2021, as may excess quantities achieved in 2020;
• a clarification has been added in the definition of ‘power supplier’;
• in the future, liquefied biomethane (bio-LNG) may be counted towards the quota.