Tracking clean energy progress
The IEA’s Sustainable Development Scenario (SDS) offers a pathway for the global energy system to reach three strategic goals: the Paris Agreement’s well below 2°C climate goal, universal energy access and substantially reducing air pollution.
But based on existing and announced policies we are far from on track. One of the energy technologies not on track (out of 45 analysed) is transport biofuels, see figure below. Transport biofuel production expanded 7% year-on-year in 2018, and 3% annual production growth is expected over the next five years. This falls short of the sustained 10% output growth per year needed until 2030 to align with the SDS.
Global biofuel production 2010-2024 (historical and forecast) versus SDS biofuel consumption in 2025 and 2030; provided by IEA
More details on transport biofuels and all other energy sectors are available online.