EU set to limit crop-based biofuels as climate impacts are recognised
18 September 2012
Last week, Reuters released details about a leaked legislative proposal from the European Commission recommending limits on the use of crop-based biofuels. (1) The proposal forms part of the long-anticipated EU plans to address the indirect land use change (ILUC) impact of biofuels including increased climate impacts and spikes in food prices. The draft framework seeks to reform EU biofuels policy and deal with the growing carbon emissions caused by expanding agriculture for production.