Norway may nix E20 plans due to high cost and alleged increased GHG emissions

March 9, 2017 |

In Norway, the E20 by 2020 plan that was agreed after months of haggling by the government’s different parties is now under fire due to the expected $307.6 million per year increase that drivers will have to pay due to the 512 million liters of biofuels required are more expensive than fossil fuels. In addition, the national statistics agency calculated that the blending mandate would result in an increase of 90,000 metric tons of carbon emissions annually. The Conservatives’ climate minister disagrees, however, saying the biofuels will be produced from forestry waste. He admits though that the policy may end up being dropped all together due to the issues now coming to light.

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