Corré etal 2011 Analysis renewable energy directive NUTS-2 reports GHG emissions biofuel crops

Corré etal 2011 Analysis renewable energy directive NUTS-2 reports GHG emissions biofuel crops
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The EC ‘Renewable Energy Directive’ (RED; EC, 2009) required national reports on the average greenhouse gas emissions from the cultivation of energy crops at NUTS-2 regional level. However, reporting calculation methods were not prescribed and therefore differences in reported emissions could be caused not only by differences in production systems, but also by differences in calculation methods. The aim of this analysis was to provide an overview of the methods and data used by individual countries and to evaluate the reported differences in emissions.