Germany

Biofuel Quota Act (BioKraftQuG)

Legislative
Law
Passed in 2007
The legal basis for the Meseberg Integrated Energy and Climate Programme, which contained a 17% target for biofuels by 2020. Under the Act, a growing percentage of fuel for use in motor vehicles must be produced from biomass. The German Advisory Council on the Environment found the target to be far too high, and favours biomass use in stationary CHP plants. The European Union in of the Renewable Energy Directive prescribes a renewables share of only 10% for the transportation sector.

Documents
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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