14 Oct '11, 4pm

Will the door be shut on #tarsands entering Europe?

Will the door be shut on #tarsands entering Europe?

Last week, the European Commission announced a key change to legislation that could virtually stop the import of fuel made from tar sands into the EU. If it becomes law, it would make tar sands projects an even more risky bet for energy companies and investors. Specifically, they hope to include a “reference value” for tar sands in a key piece of European law, the Fuel Quality Directive, which aims to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases released by our fuel, not just from exhaust pipes but during production as well. It sounds obscure - and it is - but it would all but close the European Union as a market for fuel derived from tar sands. Despite this, the UK Government is lobbying other EU member states to oppose this really positive piece of legislation, but it looks like the word is finally beginning to get out: step by step, it is possible to go beyond oil. It really i...

Full article: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/climate/shutting-door-t...

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