EU reliance on biofuel likely to increase dramatically

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Illegal logging for paper industry and forest clearing for Palm oil plantation, Sumatra, Indonesia.

EU reliance on biofuel likely to increase dramatically


European reliance on biofuels is set to increase in the future, putting the global environment at risk, campaigners are saying.

According to Friends of the Earth Europe (FoEE), new figures show that palm oil now accounts for 20% of Europe's biodiesel mix, higher than predicted.

MEPs are due to debate biofuels policy today (9 September), with a vote later in the week on the reduction of biofuels in Europe.

Environmental and development campaigners are arguing that competition between cro...


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