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UK to implement Renewable Energy Directive from December

The UK looks set to implement the European Renewable Energy Directive (RED) by the end of the year, bringing in a raft of criteria that should ensure biofuels sold in Britain meet sustainability standards. Transport minister Norman Baker told the Low-Carbon Vehicle Partnership conference in London that following consultation with the European Commission, the government was set to implement the directive by 15 December this year. FURTHER READING Low-carbon vehicle makers urged to make small cars 'sexy' Updated: Green groups take EU to court over biofuels - again Countries and international bodies are looking to biofuels to contribute significantly to the decarbonisation of the transport sector, especially in aviation and heavy goods vehicles, where new zero-emission technologies such as fuel cells and batteries are deemed less viable than they are for cars. The Internationa...

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