EU auditors highlight need for more than one solution to road transport emissions


EURACTIV has published a new article from the members of the EU Biofuels Chain:

"Like a gambler putting all the chips on one number at the roulette table, the EU is betting everything on electric vehicles as the way to decarbonize road transport – and phasing out all other options, many of which already deliver results today. But a new report from the European Court of Auditors shows that bet may be premature at best, and counterproductive at worst.

The EU’s main auditing institution has found that Europe’s ambitions to rely on electric vehicles for road transport leave it vulnerable to long-term dependency on China and the U.S. for battery technology, and threaten its ability to meet goals for reducing CO2 emissions from cars."

The EU Biofuels Chain includes the following associations: CEFS (sugar manufacturers); CEPM (the maize chain); C.I.B.E. (sugar beet growers); COCERAL (trade in cereals, oilseeds, pulses, olive oil, oils and fats); Copa and Cogeca (farmers and agri-cooperatives); EBB (European Biodiesel Board); EOA (European Oilseed Alliance); ePURE (European renewable ethanol association); and FEDIOL (vegetable oil and protein meal industry).

Read the full article in EURACTIV. 

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