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."