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NEWS: European Fuel Quality Directive vote delayed by about six months

The Toronto Sun reports, “A Canadian diplomatic offensive has managed to delay the European Union’s (proposed Fuel Quality Directive). EU officials have decided to conduct a full study into how the ‘fuel quality directive’ would affect business and markets.”

“Connie Hedegaard, the European Union’s climate commissioner, has pushed hard in favour of the directive, even receiving support from the left-wing Council of Canadians.”

“(The delay) means an EU environment ministers’ vote on the directive expected in June will instead be put off until (early in 2013).”

“Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver welcomed the news. …(Hedegaard) predicts the study will support the directive as a way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”

The Council of Canadians will continue to undertake efforts to ensure the passage of the EFQD.

More soon.