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EU panel votes to lower controversial biofuel goal
Source : reuters.com
European Union lawmakers took a first step towards lowering EU biofuels targets when a European Parliament panel backed a proposal to draw just 4 percent of road transport fuels from renewable sources by 2015. The 27 EU leaders agreed last year to get 10% of road transport fuel from renewable sources such as biofuels by 2020, but the target has been attacked by environmentalists, who say it contributes to rising food prices and deforestation. The first generation of biofuels come mainly from crops such as maize, sugar cane and palm trees. Officials place great hope in second-generation biofuels, not yet in commercial production, that would use biomass from forest and crop waste, and algae, without competing with food production.
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8 July 2008 |
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