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Income loss attached to crop-based biofuels cap pegged at €20 billion

Crop-based biofuel producers have been urged to keep fighting for the best deal under the EU's draft directive on renewable energy (REDII) with the warning that the proposed reduction in the crop cap to 3.8% by 2030, if approved, will remove €20 billion from EU farm incomes and rural processing businesses.

European Agricultural Policy Biofuels

MEPs want exception for some crop-based biofuels in revised renewable energy rules

ComAgri MEPs approved an opinion on the revision of the renewable energy directive asking that so-called highly sustainable crop-based biofuels be kept for use in the transport sector after 2030. 

European Agricultural Policy Renewable Energy

Farm body backs appeal over biodiesel import duties

Farming umbrella organisation Copa-Cogeca has lent its support to the decision by the EU’s biodiesel industry to appeal against the European Commission for lowering duties for imports of the fuel from Argentina and Indonesia.  

European Agricultural Policy Biofuels

New anti-dumping duties on Argentinian, Indonesian biodiesel now in force

New rules lowering anti-dumping duties on biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia have entered into force, after being published in the EU Official Journal.

European Agricultural Policy Biofuels

Biofuel demand raises food commodity prices, but impact on developing world limited - study

Biofuel policies have exerted, and will continue to exert, an upward pressure on food commodity prices, with limited negative repercussions on developing countries, a new study has found.
European Agricultural Policy Renewable Energy

Parliament adopts LULUCF text but scraps reference to 'intensity' of forest management

The plenary assembly of the European Parliament has adopted a report proposing to integrate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals from land use, land use-change and forestry (LULUCF) into the 2030 climate and energy framework.
European Agricultural Policy Rural Development

EU biodiesel sector set to open new round in struggle against imports

The EU biodiesel sector plans to react on the recent decision by the European Commission's trade defence committee to lower the anti-dumping (AD) duties on Argentine biodiesel by September 28, 2017, industry sources have said.

European Agricultural Policy Biofuels

Farm organisations plead with MEPs ahead of LULUCF vote

For EU forests to thrive, no restriction should be imposed on the intensity and modality of their management, EU umbrella farm lobby Copa Cogeca has said. 
European Agricultural Policy Environment and Conservation

EU consults member states to slash duties on Argentine biodiesel imports

A European Union panel has voted to cut the anti-dumping (AD) duty rates on biodiesel imports from Argentina. The new rates, ranging from 4.5-8.1%, should be introduced by September 28, the European Commission has said.

European Agricultural Policy Biofuels
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