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Parliamentary questions
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5 December 2018
Question for written answer P-006130-18
to the Commission
Rule 130
Norbert Erdős (PPE)

 Subject:  Incorporating used cooking oil in renewable energy performance
 Answer in writing 

In 2016, the European Court of Auditors adopted a special report on its practical questions surrounding the EU system for the certification of sustainable biofuels. This expressed a number of concerns. The main problem is that, because of the insufficiency of EU legislation, the systems now available are not robust enough to prevent ‘fake used cooking oil’ being included in the accounting system of the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive, which results in preferential double or triple counting. In practice this means that palm oil imported into the EU is illegally re-labelled as used cooking oil and sold on the market.

1. What action will the Commission take to prevent this kind of deception?

2. What has the Commission done so far to allay the concerns set out in the 2016 report of the European Court of Auditors?

3. How does the Commission intend to reduce the use of palm oil as fuel in the delegated act currently being drawn up?

Original language of question: HU 
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