EU ambassadors mull raising the bar on biofuels
Source : reuters.com
European Union member states will discuss ways to prevent harmful consequences from biofuel production later on Wednesday, including a two-phase approach to carbon dioxide savings. The green credentials of biofuels have come under attack in recent months over fears that they compete for farming land and push up food prices around the world. In Europe, proposals by the European Commission to source 10% of road transport fuels from renewable sources like crops and biomass by 2020 have been called into question. Faced with growing unease, EU countries and the Commission - the EU executive - have set up a working group to tighten the criteria ensuring biofuel production does not cause social or environmental harm.
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7 May 2008 |
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