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Experts tell MEPs: Proposal to phase out conventional biofuels threatens EU climate ambitions

The European Commission's proposed phase-out of conventional biofuels by 2030 threatens to remove one of the EU's best options for reducing greenhouse gases and decarbonising transport, energy experts told MEPs Tuesday morning. As the European Parliament gets ready to consider the controversial Renewable Energy Directive II proposal to phase out conventional biofuels by 2030, lawmakers and experts met for a first discussion on a way forward for sustainable biofuels - an issue that will heat up later this year.