25 Jun '14, 1pm

Wanted: An EU Biofuels Policy that Is Fair for All

Wanted: An EU Biofuels Policy that Is Fair for All

Find more information on the policy framework here . Instead, the Commission suggested that policy development moving forward should take a “more holistic and integrated approach” on improving the transport system and in the development and deployment of biofuels. This decision has biofuel manufacturers on edge: Without new targets mandated they may lose financial assistance in the form of the subsidies and tax breaks them and their distributors depend on to keep their plants up and running. The Commission’s “no new fuel targets” decision is right on target, as is its call for “an improved biomass policy.” Biomass used in the production of biofuels has been a source of controversy ever since corn-based ethanol was introduced. The Commission now calls for a policy that: Maximizes the “resource efficient use of biomass.” Biomass should be used to its fullest capacity and for...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014...

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