News Digest Item
17 Nov 2016

“The secret comeback of biofuels”

Die Welt

Biofuels “celebrate a secret comeback” in the recently adopted Climate Action Plan 2050 by the German federal government, writes Daniel Wetzel in die Welt. “In the target scenario, the energy supply of street and rail traffic, as well as parts of air and maritime traffic and inland shipping, is switched to biofuels – if ecologically compatible – and otherwise largely to renewable electricity,” says the plan. E-mobility alone might not be enough for Germany’s transport sector to reach its 2030 emissions reduction target laid out in the climate plan, writes Wetzel.

Read the article in German here.

For background, read the CLEW dossier Bioenergy in Germany and the CLEW factsheet Germany’s Climate Action Plan 2050.

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