EU Policy / NGO briefing document (under Article 7a consultation)
This report was also submitted under the consultation process for Article 7a. It stresses the importance of having differentiated carbon intensity values.
While Canada’s lobbying efforts were aimed at stopping certain crude oils from being “favoured”, this report points out that “If the Commission decides to propose one fixed default value for fossil fuels (extracted from crude oil) as a baseline, there will be no diversification and hence no incentive for producers to use better crudes.”
“Measures Necessary for the Implementation of Article 7a of the Fuel Quality Directive: Response to the European Commission Consultation.” Transport and Environment, September 2009.