Winter Package: Renewables proposals cap food-based biofuels at 3.8%

The European Commission has proposed capping the contribution of food-based biofuels in its 2030 renewable energy target at 3.8% in a wide-ranging package to promote the use of renewables

The European Commission has proposed capping the contribution of food-based biofuels in its 2030 renewable energy target at 3.8% in a wide-ranging package to promote the use of renewables.

The share of food-based biofuels used in transport will be cut from its maximum of 7% in 2021 in an attempt to stave off the adverse impacts of such biofuels. At the same time, European transport fuel suppliers will need to provide an increasing share of advanced biofuels, rising to at least 3.6% in 2030, according to the revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED) tabled on Wednesday as part of the Commission’s winter package.

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