The European Union maintains resistance to biofuels

After various initiatives on the part of organizations such as the UN to combat global warming and greenhouse emitters, many countries began to explore means of production and resources that could minimize these problems. So, after research and studies, sustainable energy options. Among these are biofuels.

In the meantime, countries like Brazil, United States, China and Canada have invested heavily in the ethanol market. Thus, this also happened to be a way to reduce the possibility of reliance on other countries, raising its export. Currently, the European Union (EU) is still quite dependent on imported fuels, particularly oil. The replacement of this for ethanol has happened gradually, however, compared with other countries such as Brazil, its energy security is lower: only 5%, while in Brazil is 27%. Only in 2014, the EU Member States have spent more than € 270 billion in foreign oil. In addition, there is great concern with the authoritarian regimes in place mainly in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, making the situation more troubling.

The European Union and the use of biofuels

The European Union's support in relation to the use of biofuels has been with caveats and resistance because some members of the European Parliament position on some forms to get it. In addition, many economic, social and industrial segments are still linked to the traditional molds of energy. Thus, the European Union faced with challenges in various spheres, so as to achieve greater energy independence, because there is great need of the use of biofuels in their territory. In the transport sector, for example, that is alarming because it is one of the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases and pollutants in the continent. In this way, so that in fact this scenario change in the EU is needed more support and interest in sustainable alternatives, which today counts more and more technologies for their development.

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