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Detail

Area
United States of America
Commodity Group
Biofuels
Commodity
Biodiesel
Date
01/06/2017
Policy Category
Renewable energy
Policy Instrument
Biofuel policy
Description
Announced mandatory 5 percent biodiesel blends in home heating oil in New York City and downstate New York counties.
Notes
Five percent biodiesel blends in home heating oil will become mandatory in New York City and downstate New York counties by, respectively, 1st October 2017 and 1st July 2018. With a view to reduce the region’s carbon footprint, New York City mandated 2 percent blends back in 2012, with subsequent increases set to lead to 20 percent blends by 2034. Reportedly, the city is the US’ largest municipal consumer of heating oil.