News Digest Item
23 Aug 2017

“Climate goals in transport can only be reached with biofuels”

German Farmers' Association (DBV)

The German Farmers' Association (DBV) has criticised German and EU transport policy, saying conventional biofuels were necessary for climate protection beyond 2020. “Traditional biofuels” based on rapeseed, sugar beet or grains are sustainable, and the European Commission’s proposal to replace them with biofuels from straw or scrap wood is unacceptable, DBV vice president Wolfgang Vogel says in a press release. 

Read the press release in German here.

For background, read the CLEW factsheet The role of biofuel and hydrogen in Germany's transport Energiewende.

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