Time to decide – What’s at stake as European energy ministers vote on biofuels?

This Thursday, 12 December, will see a crucial vote on one of the most controversial issues on Europe’s climate and energy agenda – the future of biofuels. Biofuels in Europe are derived largely from food crops and their future impact on land use is a cause of serious concern.

Decisions have been long deferred but now the Council of Ministers are set to agree their position on revisions to the EU Renewable Energy Directive and the Fuel Quality Directive to take into account the indirect land use change impacts triggered by EU biofuel use.

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