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Climate And Energy Policy Framework 2020-2030

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On 23 January 2014 the EC published a communication: A policy framework for climate and energy in the period from 2020 to 2030.

Of particular relevance to biofuels was Q&A 12:

"The future of EU transport development should be based on alternative, sustainable fuels as an integrated part of a more holistic approach to the transport sector. The Commission has therefore not proposed new targets for the transport sector after 2020 (current targets: 10% renewable energy for the transport sector. The share of renewables in transport rose to 4.7% in 2010 from 1.2% in 2005). Based on the lessons of the existing target and on the assessment of how to minimise indirect land-use change emissions, it is clear that first generation biofuels have a limited role in decarbonising the transport sector. A range of alternative renewable fuels and a mix of targeted policy measures building on the Transport White Paper are thus needed to address the challenges of the transport sector in a 2030 perspective and beyond."

Type:
  • EC Legislation or Policy
Start Date - Duration:
23 January 2014 - policy covers 2020 to 2030
Lead organisation / administrator:
EC
Other partners:
Website:
ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/2030/index_en.htm

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