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EU Climate Law: Time to make better use of renewable ethanol

04/03/2020

The European Commission unveiled it's proposed EU Climate Law, which would enshrine in legislation the EU's political commitment to be climate neutral by 2050.

Commenting on the proposal, ePURE Secretary-General Emmanuel Desplechin said: “Achieving climate neutrality by 2050 requires taking some important first steps in 2020, and making the best use of decarbonisation solutions Europe has right now. Low-carbon liquid fuels such as renewable ethanol are the most effective carbon-abatement tool Europe currently has for transport but they are under-utilised and often ignored in EU Green Deal discussions."

Desplechin added: "The IEA and IRENA say that achieving the EU’s long-term decarbonisation goals will require a massive increase in sustainable bioenergy. As policymakers revisit key energy and transport legislation in the coming months and years, they should find ways to make better use of proven, cost-effective tools such as renewable ethanol.”