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Evidence-Based Policy or Policy-Based Evidence Gathering? Biofuels, the EU and the 10% Target

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The 2009 Renewable Energy Directive mandates EU member-states' road transport fuel to comprise a minimum of 10% renewable content by 2020. This target is expected to be met predominantly from biofuels. However, scientific evidence is increasingly questioning the ability of biofuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions when factors such as indirect land-use change are taken into consideration. This paper interrogates the 10% target, critically assessing its political motivations, use of scientif...

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10.1002/eet.543

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
Journal:
ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND GOVERNANCE
Volume:
20
Issue:
5
Pages:
309-321
Publication date:
2010
DOI:
EISSN:
1756-9338
ISSN:
1756-932X
URN:
uuid:127f131e-d5f6-468c-804d-d0e3b3b5995f
Source identifiers:
184965
Local pid:
pubs:184965

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