November 28, 2010

How to Deal with Indirect Land-Use Change in the EU Renewable Energy Directive?

by J.P.M. Ros, K.P. Overmars and J.G.M. Notenboom

- Biofuels based on agricultural crops have the risk of causing indirect land use change with substantial greenhouse gas emissions. European policy to stimulate innovative solutions without these effects can be strengthened. These are the two main observations of the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency in reaction on the consultation of the European Commission on this subject.

Ros, J.P.M., K.P. Overmars and J.G.M. Notenboom (2010). "How to Deal with Indirect Land-Use Change in the EU Renewable Energy Directive?" PBL Report no. 500143008, Nov 2010.