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umwelt-plakette.de Aktuelles 2018-11-23

News on environmental zones and air pollution

Palm oil: a climate-friendly fuel?

The environmental organisation “Deutsche Umwelthilfe” has launched a protest campaign against the use of palm oil as biofuel. Every year in the EU, 4.3 million tonnes of palm oil are used in cars. This represents 51% of the total used, which is mainly imported from tropical forests. Biodiesel is therefore directly associated to deforestation and even three times worse for the climate than normal diesel. According to a survey, 69% of Europeans are against it. Will this campaign influence the EU, that will discuss this issue in February?