On 17 October, the European Commission published a proposal for a Directive amending the legislation on renewable energy. The proposal introduces a 5% limit on biofuels and bioliquids produced from food crops. It also introduces new reporting requirements for estimated emissions from carbon stock changes caused by indirect land-use change (“ILUC”). The proposal does not take a position on the need for financial support for biofuels before 2020.

The Commission’s proposal is available at the following link: http://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/transport/fuel/docs/com_2012_595_en.pdf