The European Commission is to promote cleaner sources of fossil fuels for transport.
Article 7a of the Fuel Quality Directive, adopted in 2009, set a binding target to cut CO2 emissions from transport fuel production by 6% by 2020.
The Commission’s original plan to introduce a specific CO2 rating for fuels produced from polluting tar sands was dropped after a lobbying campaign by the Canadian government and oil interests. However, Climate Change Commissioner, Connie Hedeg...
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