EU Parliament endorses plan to remove palm oil from biofuels mix

EU Parliament endorses plan to remove palm oil from biofuels mix
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BRUSSELS (Jan 18): The European Parliament approves a plan to seek restrictions on the use of palm oil in biofuels due to concerns about its environmental impact. 

* EU Parliament votes in favor of an amendment to a draft law on renewable energy that calls for reducing to zero “the
contribution from biofuels and bioliquids produced from palm oil” as of 2021

* NOTE: The assembly’s vote defines its position for talks about national governments about the draft law on renewables; final shape of the law will be ironed out in negotiations between representatives of the EU Parliament, member states and the European Commission