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Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Directive 98/70/EC relating to the quality of petrol and diesel fuels and amending Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources

Abstract

Scientific work indicates that emissions from indirect land-use change can vary substantially between feedstocks and can negate some or all of the greenhouse gas
savings of individual biofuels relative to the fossil fuels they replace5. The aim of the current proposal is to start the transition to biofuels that deliver substantial
greenhouse gas savings when also estimated indirect land-use change emissions are reported. While existing investments should be protected, the aims of the current
proposal are to: limit the contribution that conventional biofuels (with a risk of ILUC emissions) make towards attainment of the targets in the Renewable Energy Directive; improve the greenhouse gas performance of biofuel production processes (reducing associated emissions) by raising the greenhouse gas saving threshold for
new installations subject to protecting installations6 already in operation on 1st July 2014; encourage a greater market penetration of advanced (low-ILUC) biofuels by
allowing such fuels to contribute more to the targets in the Renewable Energy Directive than conventional biofuels; improve the reporting of greenhouse gas emissions by obliging Member States and fuel suppliers to report the estimated indirect land-use change emissions of biofuels.

Process

Commission Status

17/10/2012 Proposal Adopted by European Commission
Next Action: A copy of the proposal wil be sent to the European Parliament and Council

EU Parliament Status

17/10/2012 Received from Commission
Next Action: Will be allocated to relevant Parliamentary Committee(s)

Council Status

17/10/2012 Received from Commission
Next Action: It will be allocated to a committee for discussion

Additional Comments

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