National law has final say on use of bioliquid

European directives do not prevent national law from excluding vegetable oils as a fuel source for power plants, the Court of Justice of the EU has ruled.

In a preliminary ruling to Regional Administrative Court of Piedmont, Italy, the CJEU confirmed that certain provisions of the Waste Framework Directive (WFD) and the Renewable Energy Directive (RED), taken together, did not stop Italian national law from requiring that permission to reuse used vegetable oils as a fuel for electric power plants be refused if the applicant had failed to show it had met certain conditions. 

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