MEPs and EU governments are close to reaching a deal on proposals to boost consumption of biofuels within the bloc, as part of ongoing negotiations on a draft EU renewable energy directive, ENDS has learnt.
According to a source close to the parliament's lead negotiator – Luxembourg's Green MEP Claude Turmes – an agreement on the biofuel provisions in the draft law could be sealed by next week.
Key to any deal will be a willingness by EU governments to include the impact of indirect land-use change when calculating greenhouse gas emissions from biofuels (EED 11/02/08). "We understand that more and more member states are ready to accept such a proposal", the source said.
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