Historical studies shore up proof of indirect biofuels emissions

Current EU proposals mandate a review of scientific evidence for ILUC in 2017

Projections that feedstock-based biofuels will indirectly cause net greenhouse gas emissions in the future have been confirmed by preliminary results from two new studies of past land use change.

If the papers’ results remain unchanged by the peer review process, they will significantly strengthen the case for bringing forward a review into whether indirect land use change (ILUC) factors should be included in EU legislation.

… Full text: www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/indirect-biofuels-emissions-scie-news-518023

Tags: greenhouse gas emissions, biofuels emissions, ‘black box’ model, land grabs, EU legislation


EurActiv, 2013-02-25.


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