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EU lawmakers deal blow to crop-based biofuels

EU efforts to limit the use of crop-based biofuels, increasingly seen as doing the planet more harm than good, won parliamentary backing on Thursday in what a top biodiesel company called “a very bad blow.” The vote in the European Parliament’s environment committee will be followed by a plenary vote, expected in September. It will

Food crisis strengthens EU biofuel critics

Drought-stricken crops and record-high grain prices have strengthened critics of the European Union biofuel industry, adding fears of a food crisis to their claims that it does not ultimately reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The renewed anxiety adds to pressure on the EU’s executive commission to forge a deal this year to help ensure that EU

EU Commission to cap food-based biofuels

The European Commission announced a major shift in biofuel policy on Monday, saying it plans to limit crop-based biofuels to five per cent of transport fuel, after campaigners said existing rules take food out of people’s mouths. Record-high global grain prices have intensified calls for changes in EU and U.S. biofuel policies, criticized for snatching