12 Juli 2013

MEPs deal a blow to crop-based biofuels

Committee votes to more sustainable biofuels on substantial progress towards

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.

… Full text: www.euractiv.com/energy/meps-deal-blow-crop-based-biofue-news-529274?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=EurActivRSS

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.


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