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Old 11-22-2016, 02:24 PM   #1
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Default EU Halving Biofuels By 2030

Getting wiser, or just getting broker? Lord, I would love to buy pure gasoline again.

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BRUSSELS Nov 22 (Reuters) - The European Commission is considering halving the maximum amount of crop-based biofuels used in transport after 2020 over concerns they increase rather than reduce carbon emissions, according to a draft seen by Reuters.

While they reduce reliance on fossil fuels, crop-based biofuels are made from agricultural products such as sugar or rapeseed oil that could otherwise be used for human consumption or animal feed, leading to criticism that they cause indirect changes in land use.

According to the European Commission's proposal, the maximum contribution from liquid biofuels to the EU renewable energy target should fall to 3.8 percent in 2030 from 7 percent in 2021.
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So do you want renewables or not? Make up your damn minds.
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we want full electric
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Old 11-22-2016, 04:06 PM   #4
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I think it is not so much what they want as what the laws of physics and economics will let them have.
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It has turned out that biofuel production has had a number of nasty, unintended consequences. Like food insecurity, deforestation and locals being kicked off their land to make room for cash crops.
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