MEP blasts REDII proposal for attempting to phase out conventional biofuels

July 13, 2017 |

In France, a lead negotiator on behalf of the European Parliament told members in Strasbourg that the European Commission’s proposals to further phase-out crop-based biofuels as part of the second Renewable Energy Directive “limits the options to decarbonize transport” and “would probably increase the share of fossil fuels.” Instead he suggested that biofuels that met strict sustainability and produced protein for the animal feed sector should be outside the cap, while the cap that is proposed to shrink down to 3.8% by 2030 should be applied to feedstocks such as palm oil.

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