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EU energy ministers fail to agree on limit to use of first-generation biofuels

7:40 AM MST | December 13, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

EU energy ministers, meeting in Brussels, have failed to agree to a compromise on a European Commission proposal to restrict the use of first-generation biofuels, according to a statement from the Council of Europe. Substantial adjustments to the commission's original text were suggested, the council says. The dossier will now be taken up by Greece's six-month presidency of the European Union, which begins in January. However, European parliamentary elections next May, followed by the end of the current commission's term of office in October, could mean that a...

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