EU falling short of targets

By | June 03, 2009
According to a recent European Commission report, European Union member states are unlikely to reach the union's collective target of using 5.75 percent renewable fuels in the transportation sector by 2010. The Commission found that the EU might only achieve using 4 percent renewable fuels.

Meanwhile, the EU Council of Ministers adopted a legislative package in April that increases the amount of ethanol to be blended with petroleum gasoline in the EU. The Council opted to increase the share of renewable energy it consumes in the transport sector to 10 percent by 2020. The Commission expressed approval and said it believes the new directive includes a stronger legislative framework for ensuring increased use of renewable fuels.