Implementing the Sustainability Criteria in EU Biofuels Policy: Regulating International Biofuels Feedstock Production and Supply Chains

A. Kay & R. Ackrill
Governments globallyare seeking to limit GHG emissions and emissions growth without affecting economic growth adversely. A central part of these efforts involvespromoting liquid biofuels for transport, derived principally from feedstocks produced by the primary sector. Importer governments are also developing sustainability criteria,which seek to ensure the production of these feedstockshas a positive environmental impact compared with the fossil fuels being replaced. Such measures represent an unprecedented challenge to the policy co-ordination capacity of modern states,...