Mackenzie, Gemma
July 2013
Farmers Weekly;7/19/2013, Vol. 159 Issue 29, p58
Trade Publication
The article reports on the European Union (EU) Environment Committee's vote on July 11, 2013 to implement a cap on the contribution of first generation biofuels to the target of producing ten percent renewable transport fuel by 2020. It mentions the vote's adverse effect on British growers of oilseed rape, a source of biofuels. A vote to implement mandatory reporting of indirect land use change factors in the accounting of greenhouse gas emissions for biofuels is also cited.


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