EU ministers fail to agree on biofuels reform

Energy ministers could not adopt a common position on the fate of the controversial food-based biofuels when they met in Brussels on Thursday morning

Energy ministers have failed to reach a deal on reforming the EU’s biofuels laws, with some pushing for a more generous regime for conventional, food-based fuels, while others argued for a more radical plan than that currently on the table.

The EU executive’s 2012 proposal to limit the use of controversial food-based biofuels is likely on hold until at least the second half of next year, as neither MEPs nor member states have managed to agree internal positions with which they could negotiate with each other.

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