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16/11/2014
Last August, from the window of a jet high over Sumatra, I counted nearly a dozen plumes of smoke rising from the vast jungles and plantations below. Some more than a half-mile wide, they looked like pillars holding up the sky. That week the ...   
12/9/2013
Matt Adam Williams explains why yesterday's European Parliament vote will likely have environmentally negative impacts on the other side of the world.....This morning I awoke to the sound of bearded pigs rustling in the undergrowth and ...   
11/9/2013
The European parliament has delivered a "desperately weak compromise" on the future of biofuels in Europe that industry says will "curtail jobs and investment". In a tight vote on the use of biofuels in transport fuel, the parliament ...   
11/9/2013
The European Parliament voted Wednesday to significantly reduce the amount of biofuels made from food crops by 2020 to counter concerns over the energy source's environmental and ethical sustainability. Environmentalists argue biofuels ...   
9/9/2013
Palm oil imports into Europe for use as car fuel increased by more than three-fold since 2006, raising concerns than renewable fuels targets may be contributing to deforestation, displacing marginalized communities, and driving greenhouse gas ...   
9/9/2013
EU policy on biofuels reaches a critical stage on Wednesday with a scheduled vote by the European parliament on proposed limits on the use of crop-based fuels.The plenary vote in Strasbourg comes amid lobbying by the industry to push back ...   
8/9/2013
The government is being urged to back moves to curb the use of biofuels in Europe amid concerns they are causing hunger in poor countries and contributing to climate change. The heads of Oxfam, ActionAid, Greenpeace and Friends of the ...   
28/11/2012
The European Commission has approved palm oil-based biodiesel for the renewable fuels standard provided it is certified under the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a body that sets social and environmental criteria for palm oil ...   
27/11/2012
The European Commission has approved a scheme that would certify as sustainable transport fuel made from palm oil, condemned by environmental groups as one of the most damaging sources of biodiesel. The Commission made public on Tuesday ...   
21/9/2012
Europe's multibillion-euro biodiesel industry has been dealt a blow by major policy changes outlined by the EU climate commissioner on Friday. The changes proposed by Connie Hedegaard will limit food-based biofuels to 5%, just above the ...   
19/5/2012
We're putting our foot in it | Photo | Report, New Zealand Herald
We are heading for hell in a fossil-fuelled handcart, spinning towards implosion. Planet Earth is not able to keep pace with humanity's demands nor cope with its wasteful by-products. And the gap - the "ecological overshoot" - is ...   
13/5/2012
A new study from the University of California, Davis, provides a deeper understanding of the complex global impacts of deforestation on greenhouse gas emissions. The study, published May 13 in the advance online edition of the journal ...   
15/12/2011
Biofuels not food is biggest driver of 'land grabbing' deals, says report - The Ecologist Home | News | News Focus SEARCH More the 50 per cent of land-grabbing deals are for growing biofuels, according to new ...   
1/9/2011
In Mayan cosmology, thetree, with its elephantine, silver-grey trunk that towers above the jungle, is the tree of life, shoring up the corners of the sky and sending its roots deep into the underworld. In the centuries following the conquest ...   
20/7/2011
Europe's energy chief announced seven green certification schemes for biofuels on Tuesday and promised in future to tackle the unwanted side-effects of turning food into fuel. Guenther Oettinger said biofuels' indirect impacts were ...   
19/7/2011
Green groups will today learn if the European Commission is ready to lift the lid on the methods it used to decide whether biofuels can be certified as "sustainable". The Commission has recently approved biofuel schemes that have been ...   
8/7/2011
Lufthansa will next Friday become the first airline to run regular commercial flights powered partially with biofuel. Airlines have flown many demonstration biofuel flights, but Lufthansa's LH013 11:15am Hamburg to Frankfurt flight will ...   
14/6/2011
Could palm oil help save the Amazon? This article is a longer version of story that appeared at Yale e360: In Brazil, Palm Oil Plantations Could Help Preserve Amazon. For years now, environmentalists have become accustomed to ...   
1/6/2011
Biofuels boom in Africa as British firms lead rush on land for plantations Controversial fuel crops linked to rising food prices and hunger, as well as increased greenhouse gas emissionsBritish firms have acquired more land in Africa ...   
31/5/2011
British firms have acquired more land in Africa for controversial biofuel plantations than companies from any other country, a Guardian investigation has revealed. Half of the 3.2m hectares (ha) of biofuel land identified – in countries ...   
13/4/2011
Current UK and European policies on biofuels encourage unethical practices, says a report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics today following an 18-month inquiry. Policies such as the European Renewable Energy Directive are particularly weak ...   
13/4/2011
Producing biofuels from crops has led to social and ethical concerns Existing biofuel policies in developing countries encourage unethical practices and offer few incentives to develop new, more ethical technologies, a major report has ...   
13/4/2011
A woman cuts sugarcane for ethanol production in Brazil. The need to meet rising biofuel targets has led to exploitation of workers, the loss of wildlife and higher food prices, the inquiry found. Photograph: Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty ...   
21/3/2011
Brazil - We can double the cattle herd without cutting one tree Yet another ficticious report from the Greenies. New research from Chalmers and SIK that was recently published in Environmental Science & Technology shows that impact ...   
14/3/2011
Airlines have committed to ramping up their use of biofuels in the belief that they can contribute to achieving the sector's pledges on carbon-neutral growth. But EU policymakers remain sceptical for the time ...   

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