ReFuelEU Aviation initiative: Summary of Parliament’s and Council’s positions

Author (Person)
Author (Corporate)
Series Title
Series Details PE 739.347
Publication Date February 2023
Content Type


On 14 July 2021, the European Commission presented the 'fit for 55' package, which includes a number of proposals to help cut emissions from transport. One of these proposals – the ReFuelEU Aviation initiative – sets out provisions aimed at increasing the production and use of sustainable aviation fuels. The European Parliament and the Council have adopted their initial positions. Interinstitutional negotiations on the final wording of the rules started in September 2022.

The Council and Parliament positions both seek to amend the Commission proposal, inter alia with regard to eligible fuels. They also seek to ramp up obligations linked to the use of sustainable aviation fuels and the use of revenue generated by financial penalties. This briefing offers a short comparison of the positions of the two co-legislators on a number of different aspects of the initiative: the fuel mandate for increasing the share of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF); the definition of SAF; the level playing field and fuel tankering; which airports and aircraft operators the initiative should apply to; and how to use the revenue from fines.

Source Link
Alternative sources
Subject Categories
International Organisations
Record URL