MEPs voted for a 6% cap on food-based biofuels yesterday. It could be worse (it always could) but it should be an awful lot better.
Action Aid report.
Business green report.
Thomson Reuters report.
EU Observer report.
I am amazed that in this world when things are speeding up all the time the EU regards 2020 as an acceptable time to take account of indirect land use change (ie the rainforests that get cut down (for example) because some western farmer is sending his corn or wheat to be burned rather than eaten). Why, pray, are not biofuels banned until the industry comes up with an acceptable, verifiable and easy way to take account of ILUC – that would create the incentive for action?!