Tag: REDII

EU member states to meet December 18 about future REDII

EU member states to meet December 18 about future REDII

November 29, 2017 |

In Belgium, European member states will meet on December 18 to discuss the different proposals for the next Renewable Energy Directive from the European Commission as well as the three European Parliament committees that have voted on it, including a number of contradictory amendments. The Parliament will then vote on the policy in plenary between […]

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European Parliament split on future of REDII

European Parliament split on future of REDII

November 15, 2017 |

In Belgium, the legislative process towards the new Renewable Energy Directive post-2020 took a step backwards last week when not only center right and rightwing members of the European Parliament’s transportation committee voted against the proposal that would phase out conventional biofuels and the use of palm oil completely but socialists and democrats also voted […]

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EP Committee on Environment denies prospects for domestic biofuels

EP Committee on Environment denies prospects for domestic biofuels

October 28, 2017 |

In Germany, UFOP published a letter expressing its disappointment in the result of the vote in the European Parliament’s Committee on Environment on Monday this week concerning the reform of the biofuel policy for the period from 2020 to 2030 (RED II). UFOP said that as a result of the decision, biofuels made from cultivated […]

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Proposed RED II reduction of biofuels sparks more criticism

Proposed RED II reduction of biofuels sparks more criticism

October 8, 2017 |

In Europe, the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive for 2021-2030 (RED II) proposed biofuels reduction on first-generation biofuels made from food crops from 7% in 2020 to 3.8% in 2030 is being debated in the European Parliament’s committees in preparation for a January 2018 vote. While some say the move will reduce pressure on food prices, […]

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European Parliamentarians stand up for biofuels in REDII

European Parliamentarians stand up for biofuels in REDII

October 5, 2017 |

In France, the European Parliament’s AGRI committee rapporteur and shadow rapporteurs for ITRE and TRAN committees for the Renewable Energy Directive II echoed the need for policy stability for sustainable conventional biofuel producers through 2030 if there was to be hope that they would invest in advanced biofuels. At an event sponsored by the EU […]

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Some MEPs blast new RED proposal for lack of basis on scientific evidence

Some MEPs blast new RED proposal for lack of basis on scientific evidence

September 7, 2017 |

In Belgium, some members of the European Parliament believe that the REDII proposal is intrinsically flawed because its not evidence based in its push away from conventional biofuels. With many conventional biofuels demonstrating high greenhouse gas emissions reductions without competing for food, they see no need to reduce the cap on crop-based biofuels even further […]

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MEP blasts REDII proposal for attempting to phase out conventional biofuels

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 […]

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