New Zealand’s Biofuel Requirements To Be Axed

Gerry Brownlee says there is no way to prove imported biofuels are sustainably produced and he says the government’s view is that using the current arrangement could cause more environmental harm.

Brownlee sees a future for locally produced biofuel but says importing it to create a problem is not what the government wants to do.

Biofuel requirements to be axed (0:45)

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Mandatory biofuel requirements are to be axed by the
government.

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The Energy Minister says legislation passed in September forcing
oil companies to use proportional levels of biofuel in their
products will be repealed.

The Biofuel bill was been passed into law in September with the
then-government aiming to increase the amount of biofuel such as
dairy and beef by-products to power motor vehicles.

The bill passed with a 20 vote majority and meant biofuels would
have to make up 0.5% of oil companies’ sales this year.

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