EU-Wide Biofuel Sustainability Measures Adopted

Law360, New York (July 19, 2011, 5:11 PM EDT) -- The European Commission on Tuesday announced steps to ensure that biofuels produced for the European Union, both domestically and outside Europe, are environmentally sustainable as the bloc ramps up biofuel use to meet its 2020 carbon reduction goals.

The commission announced the approval of seven voluntary schemes that European companies can use to guarantee that their biofuels meet sustainability standards.

"We need to make sure that the entire biofuels' production and supply chain is sustainable,” Commissioner for Energy Gunther Oettinger said in a statement. “The schemes...
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