News feeds

Renewable energy

Studies - Land Use Change

The studies are subject to a disclaimer and copyright. The studies have been carried out for the European Commission and express the opinions of the organisations having undertaken them. The views have not been adopted or in any way approved by the European Commission and should not be relied upon as a statement of the European Commission's views. The European Commission does not guarantee the accuracy of the information given in the studies, nor does it accept responsibility for any use made thereof.

Copyright in these studies is held by the European Union. Persons wishing to use the contents of these studies (in whole or in part) for purposes other than their personal use are invited to submit a written request to the following address: European Commission - Energy DG Library (DM28, 0/36) - B-1049 Brussels or by electronic form

The Commission is required, by December 2010, to submit a report to the European Parliament and to the Council, reviewing the impact of indirect land use change on greenhouse gas emissions and addressing ways to minimise that impact (article 19.6 of the Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/CE)) and article 7d.6 of the Fuel Quality Directive (2009/30/CE)).The Commission held a pre-consultation on this question from 14 June to 31 July 2009, the objective of which was to seek views on possible elements of a policy approach in addressing ways to minimize the impact of indirect land use change. All the contributions received are public.

In preparing its report, the Commission has launched a number of pieces of work in order to better understand the phenomenon of indirect land use change associated with biofuels and bioliquids. In the interest of transparency and in response to requests adressed to the Commission under Regulation (EC) 1049/2001, a number of documents related to the Commission internal work on Indirect Land Use Change are made available.