17 Oktober 2012

Biofuels industry threatens to sue European Commission

After 2020, the Commission will only promote and financially support biofuels that contribute to a substantial reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and not from food or feed crops are produced

Representatives of Europe’s biofuels industry have threatened to sue the European Commission if it proceeds with plans to limit crop-based biofuels because of their indirect effect on greenhouse gas emissions.

“If no-one is going to invest in us anymore I think we should sue the European Commission for killing an industry,” Rob Vierhout, the secretary-general of ePure, Europe’s bioethanol association said at a roundtable in EurActiv’s offices.

…Full Text: http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/biofuels-industry-threatens-sue-news-515453

Tags: biodiesel, Europe’s biofuels industry, biethanol, investments, sugar, second generation fuels, algae, wood, ILUC, energy, Indonesian palm oil, plantation

Source: EurActiv, 2012-10-17.


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