ePure disappointed with EU energy ministers’ direction on RED2

December 19, 2017 |

In Belgium, ePure says this week’s agreement by EU energy ministers to roll back ambitions for renewable energy use in transport is an unfortunate turn in the wrong direction for the fight against climate change.

The new Council proposal allows Member States to reduce their targets for renewable energy in transport if they lower the cap on crop-based biofuels below the previously agreed 7%. Coupled with the use of artificial multipliers for other renewable energy sources, this would have a double-barrelled effect leaving more room in the EU’s post-2020 transport energy mix for fossil fuel and of harming development of sustainable domestically produced biofuels like renewable ethanol.

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