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GCC: European Council, Parliament and Commission talks settle on target of 14% renewable for transport in 2030

Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:16 pm

Trialogue negotiations between the European Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission on the post-2020 EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) took place in Strasbourg on 13 June, resulting in a preliminary agreement on EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED II).

The new regulatory framework includes a binding renewable energy target for the EU for 2030 of 32% with an upwards revision clause by 2023. A minimum share of at least 14% of fuel for transport purposes must come from renewable sources by 2030. In particular:

    First generation biofuel, based on food crops, must be capped at 2020 levels (with an extra 1%) and in no case exceed 7% of final consumption of road and rail transport;

    The share of advanced biofuels and biogas must be at least 1% in 2025 and at least 3.5% in 2030.

Food-crop biofuels such as palm oil, which have a high indirect land use change (ILUC), will be phased out through a certification process for low-ILUC biofuels, which is to be set up.

The provisional deal now needs the approval of both EU ministers and MEPs. . . .
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