Tierr@_de_N@die: The ecological and social footprint of each of the products we use or consume should be well known for the consumers. This is the only way to ensure the citizens' right of choosing in a democratic and transparent way. The oil palm as a biofuel is probably the most relevant case where we should fully understand the risks of its massive use. This post explain you why EU shouldn't give up under the economical pressures of Indonesia and Malaysia. .
Earlier this year, the European Parliament voted on the renewable energy directive (RED). While the outcome was not ideal, we welcomed Parliament’s vote because it caps food-based biofuels, redirects investments into the fuels of the future (electricity, advanced biofuels) and ends support for palm oil biodiesel.
Source (Transport & Environment): Will the EU call the palm oil nations’ bluff? | Transport & Environment