Most political parties now 'talk the talk' on climate change but when it comes down to it do they 'walk the walk'? Click on the different issues below to find out how MEPs voted in these important climate and energy votes. Once you have chosen the issue, you can choose to see how a whole political group voted or how MEPs from the same group in your country voted.go to Top
The problems with many so-called biofuels have been known and acknowledged for some time now. Not only does the energy-intensive production process lead to little actual greenhouse gas savings in many cases, the cultivation of crops for fuel has driven deforestation and created pressure on food prices, creating food security problems. In March 2007, EU leaders committed to a 10% biofuels target despite the opposition of Greens and others. To limit the potential damage of such a target, the Greens have sought to introduce strict criteria on what biofuels are permitted. In a report on EU renewable energy policy, adopted by the European Parliament in 2007, the Greens proposed an amendment calling for a well-to-wheel climate, environmental, social and food security impact assessment before setting and implementing a possible 10% compulsory target for biofuels. The amendment was defeated by a large majority.
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