Biofuels and sustainability: Time for the EU to get its story straight


ePURE Director General David Carpintero writes in EURACTIV:

"The European Parliament’s recent vote on the revision of the EU Renewable Energy Directive included a definitive statement about the continued importance of sustainably produced crop-based biofuels such as renewable ethanol to achieving EU climate goals.

"So it must come as a surprise to many that in other key pieces of legislation in the EU’s so-called Fit for 55 package, including the proposed revision of the way energy is taxed, the proven sustainability of biofuels is still being ignored – even undermined – and their potential is at risk of being hamstrung.

"Clearly, the EU needs to get its story straight when it comes to the sustainability of biofuels."

Read the full article in EURACTIV.

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