European proposals to mandate EU shipping to use at least 2% renewable fuels of non-biological origin by 2030 should be tougher and linked to stricter targets plus stronger support measures, says Transport & Environment (T&E).

In October 2022 the European Parliament proposed the 2% sub-quota for the EUʼs draft FuelEU Maritime regulation. EU policymakers will have to make a final decision on it in trilogue talks early this year.

Brussels-based lobby group T&E had targeted a higher share of 6%, but is now calling for support to be given to the lower level alongside dropping an exemption for companies owning less than three ships.