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Commission risks killing sustainable renewable energy in transport. Here’s why.

08 December, 2016

POLITICO - In November, global leaders gathered at UN Climate Change Conference COP22 in Marrakech to reiterate their commitment to the Paris Agreement and to direct action on climate change. In a time of uncertainty, European leaders sent a clear message to the rest of the world: forward-looking leaders, businesses and investors must embrace all possible solutions available to transition to a low-carbon economy. Despite that message, the European Commission’s recent proposal for the post-2020 Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) puts out of play a powerful tool to slash manmade greenhouse gas emissions – the full suite of conventional and advanced biofuels. By Jan Koninckx, global business director for biofuels, DuPont