Agrofuels Europe should stop its drive for agrofuels which have devastating environmental and social consequences

28 April 2015

Today, the European Parliament agreed new EU laws to limit the use of crop-based biofuels.

EU law makers ruled that biofuels can compete with food production, contribute to climate change, and put pressure on land use – and so have set a limit on the quantity of biofuels that can be used to meet EU energy targets (at no more than 7% of transport energy).[1]

24 February 2015

Limiting the use of biofuels from food crops that can be used to fuel Europe's cars moved a step closer today after MEPs voted to reform the EU's biofuels policy.

EU law-makers voted once again to put a cap on the use of crops to make biofuels and also to account for their full climate impact. However the limit would still expand the use of food crops for fuel and would not end biofuels competing with food production.

Agrofuels are worsening climate change, threatening people's food security, driving land grabs, and destroying forests and other crucial ecosystems.
Friends of the Earth Europe campaigns to stop Europe's drive for agrofuels, and expose their real social and environmental costs. We campaign for proper carbon accounting, and the scrapping of targets and subsidies for agrofuels in Europe.

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