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Title: GOL UNDERSTANDS AND SUPPORTS EU BIOFUELS

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08VILNIUS7962008-09-23 14:51:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Vilnius
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SUBJECT: GOL UNDERSTANDS AND SUPPORTS EU BIOFUELS 
INITIATIVES 
 
REF: SECSTATE 99217 
 
The GOL shows no division, understands and supports EU 
biofuel initiatives in the context of the EU 20-20-20 
efforts.  Representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, 
Economy and the Environment told us on September 18 that 
Lithuania will meet EU goals in 2010 as well as 2020 for 
biofuels as well as renewable energy as a portion of the 
overall energy supply.  The GOL representatives expressed no 
reservations and a clear understanding of EU mandates 
regarding biofuels including proposals for sustainability. 
Vytautas Krusinkas, the head of the Atmosphere Division of 
the Ministry of the Environment, said the existence of an EU 
directive makes implementing biofuel standards easier in 
Lithuania than if the decision had only been taken by the 
GOL.  We identified no disagreement between the Agriculture, 
Economy or Environment ministries on the need or ability of 
the GOL and Lithuanian biofuel producers to reach EU 
mandates.  All felt the goals will be met, saw no reason not 
to pursue the mandates and predicted passage of the Renewable 
Fuels Directive within a year's time.  We shared with each of 
our GOL contacts a non-paper based on talking points from 
reftel taking care to stress the U.S. commitment to 
sustainable biofuels and the development of common 
sustainability criteria. 
 
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