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Area
European Union
Commodity Group
Biofuels
Commodity
Biofuels
Date
01/06/2018
Policy Category
Renewable energy
Policy Instrument
Bioenergy policy
Description
Reached a provisional, informal agreement regarding the bloc\'s renewable energy policy after 2020, comprising: i) binding overall and transportation-specific targets for renewable energy use; ii) capping the amount of crop-based biofuels in transport to 2020 levels, with a maximun of 7 percent; iii) freezing the use of biofuels that bring about strong indirect land use changes (ILUC) at 2019 levels, with a mandatory phase-out by 2030; iv) introducing binding targets for advanced biofuels; and (v) mandating the presence of waste-based biofuels.