• Decision on the future of EU biofuels delayed until 2015

    The Environment Committee of the European Parliament today refused to allow the rapporteur of the biofuels draft law, MEP Corinne Lepage, to start negotiations with member states in a fast second-reading procedure. This procedural vote has important consequences because it means a decision on the future of biofuels in Europe is unlikely to be taken before 2015.

    Reacting to the vote, Transport &Environment’s clean fuels manager, Nusa Urbancic, said: “This is an unfortunate case of vested interests [1] winning out over innovators willing and able to produce more sustainable biofuels [2].”