This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Meetings on biofuels and Indirect Land-Use Change'.


Ref. Ares(2012)1022111 - 03/09/2012
  
  
 
Bodil SEY 
 
Assistant to Peter Vis, Head of Cabinet 
 
Cabinet Hedegaard 
 
  
 
European Commission 
 
BERL 9/372 
 
200, rue de la Loi 
 
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium 
 
+32 2 299 08 13 (phone) 
 
+32 2 298 86 06 (fax) 
 
[email address] 
 
  
 
 
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From: European Biodiesel Board - Isabelle Maurizi [mailto:[email address]]  
Sent: Friday, August 31, 2012 4:37 PM 
To: VIS Peter (CAB-HEDEGAARD); SEY Bodil (CAB-HEDEGAARD) 
Cc: [email address] 
Subject: Request for a meeting on Indirect Land Use Change and revision of EU biofuels policy 
perspectives 
 
 
 
                                                                                  
 
  
 
484/COM/12                                                                                              Brussels, August 31st 
2012 
 
  
 

TO:      Mr Peter Vis 
 
            Cabinet for Climate Action 
 
            Head of Cabinet 
 
             
 
Re:      Request for a meeting on Indirect Land Use Change and revision of EU biofuels 
policy perspectives
 
 
  
 
  
 
Dear Mr Vis,  
 
  
 
Following our meeting on July, 5th 2012 discussing the negative impact of a policy on Indirect Land 
Use Change for our sector, we are contacting you to raise our concerns as regards the developments 
that took place over the summer. We are aware that the Commission will launch an inter-service 
consultation in the coming days.  
 
  
 
An inappropriate proposal on ILUC could dramatically reshape the European energy and industrial 
policy structure for the next years and we believe it is of utmost importance to interact with your 
services.  
 
  
 
As the voice of the industry, we have numerously expressed our concerns on the lack of maturity of 
the science used to assess ILUC, leading strong inconsistencies and loopholes. We believe an 
unsuitable legislative proposal would not only undermine Europe‚Äôs capacity to lower its Greenhouse 
Gas emissions, but it would seriously damage an European-based industry in time of economic 
turmoil. On the contrary, it seems relevant to promote good practices. We are going to send you an 
official EBB position on the new draft compromise proposal drafted within Commission services, in the 
meantime, given the very short timeframe, we would be delighted to be able already to fix a meeting 
with you so to illustrate our arguments , concerns and suggestions. 
 
  
 
As such, and in view of the imminent inter-service consultation, we would be available on Thursday 
September 6th except after 4pm or on  September 18th (pm) or 19th (am). We would greatly value 
contributing to the current debate, disposing of the technical and economical insight of the sector.  
 
  
 
We would like to thank you for the time you will take to consider our request and look forward to 
seeing you again,  

 
  
 
Yours faithfully, 
 
  
 
  
 
Raffaello GAROFALO                                                      
 
Secretary General                                                       
 
EBB - European Biodiesel Board                                    
 
Boulevard Saint-Michel, 34 
 
1040 Bruxelles 
 
Tel +32 (0)2 763 2477 
 
Fax +32 (0)2 763 0457  
 
E-mail [email address] 
 
Web site: www.ebb-eu.org 
 
Isabelle Maurizi       
 
Project Manager 
 
[email address]