France’s high court rules in favor of ending tax benefits for palm oil diesel
Green Car Congress
OCTOBER 13, 2019
France’s Constitutional Council, the highest constitutional authority in the country, ruled in favor of excluding palm oil from the list of biofuels that enjoy tax incentives. Oil company Total has estimated it is worth between €70 million and €80 million per year. In March, the European Commission decided that palm oil is not a green fuel and should not be promoted because it causes deforestation. The EU is the second largest importer of crude palm oil in the world.