On 16 February 2012 the environment committee of the European Parliament will vote on a proposal to limit the sulphur content in fuels used by ships in EU seas. This briefing gives an overview of the key issues at stake.
The European Union established a 20% target for renewable energy use by 2020 and a 10% target for renewables in the transport sector by 2020. Bioenergy, including solid biomass and waste, is expected to represent 60% of the EU’s renewable energy use and biofuels is expected to cover most of the 10% renewable energy use in transport.
Cleaner fuels and lower sulphur: A position paper on the revision of Directive 98/70/EC (117KB). By Frazer Goodwin, September 2001. The PDF version of the key recommendations are also available in html format by clicking on the sunglasses icon.