Vote on shift to advanced biofuels
An informal deal struck by MEPs and ministers on a draft law to cap crop-derived biofuel production and accelerate the shift to alternative sources, such as waste or residues, and new ones, such as seaweed, will be put to a vote on Wednesday. The plan aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions caused by the growing use of farm land for biofuel crops.
Current legislation requires EU member states to ensure that renewable energy accounts for at least 10% of transport fuel consumption. by 2020. The new draft law says that first-generation biofuels (those made from crops grown on farm land) should account no more than 7% of transport consumption by 2020.
Procedure: Co-decision (Ordinary Legislative Procedure), second reading agreement
Debate/vote: Tuesday, 28 April
Press conference: Tuesday, 28 April - 15.30
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