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EU’s biofuels mandate driven by vested interests says report [Registered]

Growing unease about the reasons for the EU’s original biofuels policy – justified in environmental terms – and the way it has developed since, is exposed in a draft EU report (EU Transport GHG: Routes to 2050). Speaking to EurActiv, David Laborde, a leading agricultural scientist and author of key biofuel reports for the European Commission said “The truth is that policy makers inside and outside Europe are doing biofuels for other reasons than environmental ones. It’s a new and easy way to give subsidies to farmers, and it’s also linked to industrial lobbies that produce these biodiesels, and also…

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