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EU considers changing bio-fuel plans

The European Union considers lowering the bio fuel guideline because the side effects are more devastating than foreseen, said EU-commissioner Stavros Dimas.

The current EU goal is having 10% of the petrol consisting of bio fuels by 2020. However, "it appears that the environmental problems caused by the production of bio fuels and the social impacts are larger than expected. We therefore need to be very careful", according to Dimas.

He added that it is better to not reach the planned 10% than causing massive damage to the poor people and the environment.
The EU promises to make new guidelines for the use of bio fuels.

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