EC further weakens fuel CO2 accounting rules

Fuel suppliers should not have to report on the greenhouse gas intensity of their feedstocks, meaning tar sands' polluting impact would not be accounted for, the Commission has proposed

Fuel suppliers should not have to report on the greenhouse gas intensity of their feedstocks, meaning tar sands' polluting impact would not be accounted for, the European Commission has proposed.

The long-awaited plan for implementing the Fuel Quality Directive is weaker than an earlier draft, as a provision allowing suppliers to report their fuels’ actual carbon intensity, rather than using average intensity values, has been ditched.

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