February 2024
- Climate and Energy - Position Papers
EU Biofuels Chain and EBA updated joint position on ETD revision
Following the latest Council Presidency compromise text on the Energy Taxation Directive of 6 February 2024,  the EU Biofuels Value Chain and the European Biogas Association sent a letter to the Member States' representatives, underlining that key concerns for the EU biofuel sector have still not been taken into account. First of all, the letter reiterates the fact that sustainable crop-based biofuels cannot be subject to the same minimum tax rates as unsustainable biofuels and fossil fuels: this would be in contradiction with the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and with the EU’s decarbonization targets. The letter also highlights that the text’s misalignment with the RED on how non-crop biofuels are categorized may lead to unjustifiably high minimum tax rates associated with advanced feedstocks. Finally, it stresses the importance of applying differentiated minimum tax rates to different components of blended products. Read the full letter here.  
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