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MEP Calls for Sweeping Changes to EU Biofuel and Bioenergy Legislation

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(Bioenergy Insight)  MEP Bas Eickhout has proposed sweeping reforms to EU legislation regarding bioenergy and biofuels. They come amid the Dutch politician’s proposals for increasing the EU’s renewable energy share target for 2030 from 27% to 45%.

Eickhout proposes allowing sustainable and waste wood to be seen as a renewable energy source, but not the burning of entire forests. He also suggests greater concern over biodiversity, so enough waste wood is left behind to keep soil healthy.

Eickhout also called for a reconsideration on certain biofuels, supporting investment in waste based and algae biofuels, but calling for an end to support of those made from food crops. READ MORE

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