A new government report outlines the costs of using biofuels on flights and says Sweden should work closely with airlines. The author is Maria Wetterstrand, a former Green Party leader who was appointed by the government to investigate what should be demanded of airlines in the country. Her report says that the planned biofuels mandate should tighten significantly only from 2025. It expects emissions to reduce by between just 1% and 5% by 2025 but will reach 30% by 2030.
“Some are going to feel that our demands are too weak, but it’s because of the limited availability of biofuels and the amount of time we feel it will take to boost volumes,” she explained to Dagens Nyheter. “We don’t want to set demands we cannot live up to.”