17 April 2013

Parliament report flags major changes to EU biofuels proposal

Ethanol to benefit from the introduction of ILUC factors as they have lower values

A European Parliament report into the EU’s proposals for addressing the problem of indirect land use change (ILUC) in its biofuels policy will propose today (17 April) the application of unique ‘factors’ to account for differences in biofuels performance.

These would recognise the specific indirect greenhouse gas emissions estimated to occur due to displaced agricultural cultivation from crops grown for fuel.

… Full Text: www.euractiv.com/energy/lepage-report-flags-major-change-news-519171?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=EurActivRSS

Tags: ethanol, biodiesel, feedstocks, sustainability criteria, 5% cap, Renewable Energy Directive, Fuel Quality Directive, “grandfathering clause”

Source: EurActiv, 2013-04-17.

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