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No More Green Diesel For Irish Leisure Boaters, EU Court Rules

23rd October 2018
No More Green Diesel For Irish Leisure Boaters, EU Court Rules

#GreenDiesel - Recreational boaters in Ireland face an end to fuelling with green diesel, following a ruling by the European Court of Justice.

According to the Irish Examiner, Ireland has been infringing EU law by allowing the sale of cheaper marked fuel meant for fishing vessels to power yachts and other leisure craft.

Now the EU has determined that the current situation is “fundamentally incompatible” with its directives on energy taxation.

Just 28 out of some 27,000 recreational boat owners made returns on their use of marked fuel in 2012 — but Irish authorities add that the illegal use of fuel in leisure craft is only 1.3% of total oil consumption.

And as our own Winkie Nixon wrote in 2014, an often ignored factor is the availability of quality fuel for recreational boaters around the Irish coast.

The Irish Examiner has more on the story HERE.

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