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EU ENERGY COUNCIL DRAFT DIRECTIVE ON INDIRECT LAND USE CHANGE

Tuesday, July 22, 2014  
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Policy Update: 

On June 13, the European Union’s Council of Energy Ministers agreed to a common position on the draft ‘ILUC proposal.’ (See here for the official press release.) The Ministers’ June proposal would amend the Renewable Energy and Fuel Quality Directives to take account of concerns about indirect land use change (ILUC) for biofuels. This is the latest stage of a process that was started with a requirement written into both. Directives for the European Commission to review concerns about ILUC, and propose revisions to Europe’s biofuel support frameworks if appropriate. In October 2012, the
European Commission duly presented a draft directive to the Parliament and Council, and the European Parliament has since put forward its own set of proposed amendments in September 2013, after a year of intense discussion and debate.
 

Read More: http://www.theicct.org/sites/default/files/publications/ICCTupdate_EU_ILUC_july2014.pdf