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EU risks missing climate goals without ‘sustainable’ biofuels, experts warn

13 January, 2017

EURACTIV - The European Commission’s proposal to gradually phase out “sustainable” first generation biofuels will prevent the EU from meeting its 2030 climate goals, experts claim. In November last year, the European Commission presented its draft proposal to review the Renewable Energy Directive for the post-2020 period as part of a Clean Energy Package. The executive proposed that biofuels should have a limited role in decarbonising the transport sector and should not receive public support after 2020.