Public debate about E10 fuel in Germany

Public protest and debate about E10 fuel in Germany.

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Bioenergy governance conflicts
Resources agricultural products
Issues 1 economical, 2 social, 3 ecological, 4 cultural
Keywords E10, public protest, public debate, Germany, food vs. fuel
Start date 2010
End date
Reason(s) for conflict Reasons for conflict are found within the food vs. fuel debate and with the questionable CO2 savings achieved through adding bio-ethanol to transport fuel.
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests the protest of stakeholders on E10 issue in Germany, which made huge public debate
Barriers for dialogue alternative view on proposed legislative initiative
Forums for dialogue open and trustworthy dialog
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation independent social, environmental and economic assessment on the issue to reveal the objective consequences
Comments Another conflict before and after the introduction of E10 in 2011 in Germany and Austria was concerned with the technical aspects of cars ability to cope with the new fuel. This covered the environmental concerns of ENGO in the beginning of the debate.