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Fuel life cycle

MEPs have held a first discussion on the Commission’s plans for a life-cycle analysis of fuel production, with the rapporteur, the Dutch socialist Dorette Corbey, calling for the idea of using 2010 as a base year to be abandoned.

Published on June 21, 2007 - 10:00

Biofuels consultation launched

The Commission has launched its official consultation on biofuels, amid growing concern among policy makers that the environmental benefits are less clear cut than previously thought. Governments, businesses, NGOs and private individuals have until 4 June to make comments, after last month’s publication of a consultation document. Legislative proposals to set EU targets for increasing the use of biofuels in transport are expected later this year.

Published on May 9, 2007 - 17:00