CropEnergies says EU will never achieve GHG goals without conventional biofuels

January 11, 2017 |

In Germany, CropEnergies says there is reason to fear that implementing the draft of the European Commission’s proposed decrease of the share of biofuels made from crops from 7 percent in 2021 to a maximum of 3.8 percent in 2030 would not lead to a decrease in fossil fuel use, but only to a decrease in the use of highly efficient biofuels which are already on the market. The European Council’s target to reduce GHG emissions 40% by 2030 can hardly be reached with the package of climate and energy policy measures as presented by the European Commission in November 2016. Though the share of renewable energies in the EU is to increase to 27 percent, no specific target for the transport sector was defined. The burning of petrol and diesel especially in the European road traffic emits approximately one billion tons of greenhouse gases annually.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Tags: , ,

Category: Policy

Thank you for visting the Digest.