Eric van den Heuvel, managing-director Platform Duurzame Biobrandstoffen, points out that the two central arguments for the European Commission (EC) to support the introduction of renewable energy in transport are carbon reduction and reducing the oil dependency of the transport sector. However instead of accelerating the use of renewables in the transport sector for the upcoming period 2020-2030, the new EC policy proposals will slow down their deployment pace. That is because advanced biofuels and renewable fuels will replace crop based biofuels, while they should replace fossil oil.
Van den Heuvel alludes to the Commission’s ambition to achieve leadership in renewable energies. This cannot be reached by limiting renewables. It should limit and phase out fossil sources.