Anticipated Indirect Land Use Change Associated with Expanded Use of Biofuels in the EU

November 8, 2010

An analysis of the National Renewable Energy Action Plans.

This study represents an extension of an earlier November 2010 analysis and estimate of the effects of Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) associated with the increased use of conventional biofuels that EU Member States have planned for within their National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs). These documents specify how European governments plan to deliver their transport targets under the Renewable Energy Directive (RED). 27 NREAPs, covering all EU Member States, have been analysed in this study. ILUC effects have been calculated using recently released studies by the European Commission.

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