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Government support for ethanol and biodiesel in the European Union
Global Subsidies Initiative
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Total annual support for biofuels provided by EU governments reached € 3.7 billion in 2006. Considering that many subsidies are difficult to track down, this is probably an under-estimate. Currently, biofuels contribute less than 2 percent of the EU’s supply of fuel for road transport, a percentage that the Community wants to increase to 10 percent by 2020. As a consequence of this policy, and because many forms of support to the industry are not budget-limited, support levels could escalate rapidly in the future. Government support is provided through a multitude of policies at the local, regional, national and Community levels. This report provides an overview and analysis of subsidies to biofuels in the European Union.
Added on 25 March 2008
Documents on the topic of bioethanol (120 documents)
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