Agrofuels: please keep up the pressure! + special edition DTE newsletter

Dear Friends,

We have between now and 12th December 2013 to urge the EU Governments to put forward a strong proposal on how to fix the failing biofuels policy.

If you live in the EU, please help us to support the calls from Indonesia by contacting your Energy Ministers and Prime Ministers/Presidents, by email, phone, letter or Twitter asking them to:

  1. Set the cap on all land-based biofuels to current consumption levels - in the RED and FQD.
  2. Introduce mandatory ILUC accounting in the RED and FQD, to ensure all carbon emissions from biofuels are taken into account.
  3. Ensure that the multiplication factor for advanced biofuels applies only to the 10% transport fuel target and not to the whole 20% renewable energy target set out in the RED.  

You can find the contact details at your country’s parliamentary website. An example letter is on our website at

We’d really appreciate it if you would let us know if you contacted your ministers and how they respond. Contact Clare McVeigh at

More action needed in 2014...

After the EU Council’s decision, the paper goes back to the European Parliament for a second reading before being set in legislation, so we will still need to keep up the pressure in 2014! Please keep an eye on the agrofuels page on the DTE website for information on what happens next or contact Clare McVeigh at


DTE Special Edition newsletter -

Agrofuels: impacts in Indonesia, time for policy change in Europe

DTE 96-97, December 2013

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