The EU should boost the use of advanced types of biofuels by setting mandatory targets but a reliable model for measuring indirect land use change (ILUC) must be found before including it in legislation, said Energy Committee MEPs in a vote on fuel quality and renewable energy legislation on Thursday. The committee's proposed changes will be put to a vote in plenary, along with amendments to be adopted by Environment Committee, which has the lead on this file.
EU firms could save billions of euros thanks to draft EU rules that would enable them to re-use public data instead of producing them from scratch. These rules, approved by the Parliament on Thursday, would apply to public information such as maps, statistics and weather data. MEPs ensured that any fees will be low and that firms will find it cheap and easy to complain if access is denied.