Following the latest Council Presidency compromise text of 3 May 2023, the EU Biofuels Value Chain* and the European Biogas Association sent a letter to the Member States' representatives addressing critical concerns on the ongoing revision of the EU Energy Taxation Directive (ETD).
The letter reinforces that the proposal to set the same minimum tax rate for fossil fuels as well as sustainable crop-based biofuels is unacceptable. It asks for sustainable crop-based biofuels and biogas to be included in the category of ‘sustainable biofuels and biogas’, if they meet the sustainability criteria laid under the EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED II). It also stresses the importance of the same level of incentives for the continued use of sustainable crop-based biofuels and biogas.
Read the full letter here