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Parliament Panel Agrees to Scale Back EU Biofuels Goal

11:27 AM MDT | September 19, 2008 | Kara Sissell

The European Parliament’s Industry and Energy Committee voted 50-2 to scale back the European Commission’s previously announced plans to make renewable sources account for 5% of transport fuel consumed in the European Union (EU) by 2015, and 10% by 2020. Committee lawmakers approved the renewable sources mandate but added language that would require a major mid-term review of its feasibility. The revised language would also limit the portion of the renewable fuels that can come from “food- and feed-competing” sources to 10%-20%. The...

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