Proposed EU low ILUC risk criteria not strong enough for some Commissioners

February 5, 2019 |

In Belgium, Euractiv reports that the sustainability criteria under the second Renewable Energy Directive has been held up because some European Commissions felt the proposed low ILUC risk criteria for certification weren’t strong enough. Directorate Generals were only given two days to review an ILUC proposal that was being fast-tracked through a non-legislative process that upset the DGs. European farmers and NGOs alike are concerned that too-loose criteria won’t stop the influx of palm oil.

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