FIRST VOTES ON SCALING BACK EU BIOFUELS TARGET HELD

BY KEITH NUTHALL

THE EUROPEAN Parliament environment committee has started an anticipated retreat by European Union (EU) institutions from the proposed EU-wide 10% biofuel use target by 2020. Instead, MEPs voted for a 4% fuel from "renewable sources" by 2015 target, of which 20% would involve electricity, hydrogen, biogas or transport fuels from ligno-cellulosic biomass and algae.

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