European Parliament just avoided a biofuels fail – ePURE
The European Parliament’s vote January 17 to phase out palm oil and allow some crop-based biofuels is a welcome recognition that the EU needs all the sustainable tools it can get in the fight against climate change. According to the European Renewable Ethanol Association (ePURE), the EU 2030 target for renewables in transport leaves an opening for sustainable crop-based biofuels to help reach Paris Agreement goals.
By agreeing to a 12 percent target for renewables in transport, MEPs have left room in the EU energy mix for sustainable biofuels to replace fossil fuels. but according to Emmanuel Desplechin, Secretary-General of the European Renewable Ethanol Association (ePURE), to assure its place as the global leader on climate issues, the EU still needs to do more.