Biofuels: EU Targets

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:12 pm on 20th July 2005.

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Photo of Lord Whitty Lord Whitty Labour 3:12 pm, 20th July 2005

My Lords, following on from the point made by the noble Lord, Lord Palmer, and accepting the difficulties the Minister outlined and that the EU directive is only indicative on targets, there still remains the question of when the Government are going to trigger the target inserted in the Energy Act by this House with all-party support, including my support from the Front Bench. When will we take the decision to trigger the obligation under that legislation, without which no ambitious target for 2010 can be reached?