An alternative to 5.75% biofuels in 2010
10/09/2008 - An alternative to 5.75% biofuels in 2010
Over the last few years doubts have arisen about whether the current generation of biofuels indeed lead to environmental gains. The Netherlands Society for Nature and Environment (Stichting Natuur en Milieu) therefore commissioned CE Delft to assess whether greater benefits can be achieved at similar cost using alternative measures.
Increasing the share of biofuels to 5.75% is anticipated to cost the average motorist about 3 to 4 eurocents per litre fuel in 2010. Lowering this figure to 2.5% would make the biofuels programme around 260 million Euro cheaper. At the heart of the alternative package is to use 200 million of these savings for a different set of climate protection measures.
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