Members of the European Parliament are expected to set a binding 5% objective for biofuels in the transportation sector by 2015, increasing to 10% by 2020, in spite of political resistance, reported The Guardian.

The news source reported that Members of the European Parliament (MEP) will reaffirm binding objectives in a vote at the European parliament, even as several governments raise their objections. The MEPs will seek to approve penalties for countries failing to meet the binding targets.

The vote at the European parliament is also expected to rake up fresh disagreement over the approval of plans to grant priority access to power grids for renewable electricity, which could possibly have a negative effect on coal-fired and nuclear power plants.

The UK government is strongly opposed to the scheme, which it believes comes in the way of market functions, according to The Guardian.