ECN publication
European Biofuel Policies
Published by: Publication date:
ECN Policy Studies 1-2-2007
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-M--07-040 Conference Paper
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Presented at: 4th International Biofuels Conference, New Delhi, India, 1-2 februari 2007.

The European Union and its Member States have been active in the field of biofuels for some time. The motivation for the promotion of biofuels has always been threefold. The first motivation is global warming. The second motivation is the security of energy supply.The third reason to use biofuels in Europe is the stimulation of the agricultural sector.Finally, air quality has not been an argument for biofuels on the EU level, but it is important for local policy makers.

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