European Environment Agency: EU not on track to achieving 2020 climate and energy targets
The European Environment Agency (EEA) has reported that the EU is not on track to achieving its objective to reduce the greenhouse gas emission intensity of fuels sold for road transport to 6% below 2010 levels, as set out in the EU’s 2020 climate and energy targets (see the EU’s Fuel Quality Directive 2009/30).
The increased use of biofuels is said to be behind this, transport being responsible for more than 25% of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions, a major contributor to climate change.
The EEA emphasises that ‘more progress is needed’.
Read the EEA’s press release for more information.