EU efforts to limit the use of crop-based biofuels, increasingly seen as doing the planet more harm than good, won parliamentary backing on Thursday (11 July) in what a top biodiesel company called “a very bad blow”.
The vote in the European Parliament’s environment committee will be followed by a plenary vote, expected in September. It will also require endorsement by EU member states, which are deeply divided on the issue.
Tags: plant closures, job losses, biodiesel, transport fuel, rapeseed oil, palm oil, soyoil, potential environmental damage, food price inflation, ILUC
Source: EurActiv, 2013-07-12.