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The U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency has consistently over-estimated the prospects for production of advanced biofuel
s from non-food crops, adding to the impression of a biofuel
policy that is out of step with reality.
The U.S. ...
Liberia's largest palm oil company, Golden Veroleum, needs to review its social and environmental
policies after its workers damage
d graves, cleared existing crops and polluted creeks, according to an independent study it ...
s -- the green low-carbon alternative to fossil fuels -- could both damage
human health and reduce crop yields, British scientists warn in the journal Nature Climate Change. They calculate that widespread introduction of plantations of ...
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 ...
providers are being allowed to reroute critical supplies to New Jersey to help alleviate shortages caused by Hurricane Sandy, two U.S. Senators said Tuesday.
A barge bearing 17.6 million gallons of fuel should arrive into ...
'It's possibly,' someone remarked to me this week, "one of the worst things ever to come out of Brussels.' Quite a condemnation, everything considered -- and all the more so for coming from an Action Aid campaigner against poverty and climate ...
European Union plans to cap the use of food-based biofuel
s are a major setback for an industry once seen playing a central role in the fight against climate change, but now more often cast as the villain following a series of global food price ...
Food is one of society's key sensitivities to climate. A year of not enough or too much rainfall, a hot spell or cold snap at the wrong time, or extremes, like flooding and storms, can have a significant effect on local crop yields and livestock ...
A U.S. appeals court upheld government approval for a higher blend of corn ethanol into gasoline on Friday in a ruling that may help the biofuel
s industry in the longer term but have little immediate impact on sales.
In a 2-1 ruling, the ...
Global pressure on the United States to relax its ethanol quota mounted on Thursday as the top United Nations food official said an "immediate, temporary suspension" of the mandate could help head off another world food crisis.
As the ...
Intended as an additive to gasoline, ethanol in modern times was meant to stretch America’s fuel supplies, much as a cook uses chicken stock to increase the volume of a soup. By federal mandate, ethanol makes up about 10 percent of most fuel that ...
A surge in domestic oil and natural gas production and a decline in national political support for grain-fed biofuel
s threatens to cripple Iowa’s more than $20 billion renewable energy industry just as it has matured into a major force in the ...
A global scramble for land and mineral resources fuelled by billions of investment dollars is threatening the last remaining wilderness and critical ecosystems, destroying communities and contaminating huge volumes of fresh water, warned ...
European Union policies to promote the use of biofuel
s for transportation will cost consumers as much as 126 billion euros ($166 billion) between now and 2020, two environmental
The fuels, gasoline substitutes derived from ...
After a review of a decade`s worth of biofuel
s research, scientists with the Environmental
Protection Agency have concluded that significant knowledge gaps will likely prevent experts from adequately assessing biofuel
s` full environmental
Supermarkets and food companies are improving how they source palm oil, a key ingredient in half of all packaged foods – but not fast enough to prevent further environmental damage
, according to the World Wildlife Fund.
The WWF's Palm ...
The thundering rumble and whine of race cars whizzing around NASCAR tracks across the U.S. boast engines burning a new fuel this year: ethanol. Given the sport's roots in running corn whiskey among other products during Prohibition in the 1920s, ...
The EU will protect existing investment in its $13 billion biodiesel sector even as it acts on new evidence that suggests making the fuel from food crops can do more harm than good in fighting climate change.
Europe's biodiesel industry could be wiped out by EU plans to tackle the unwanted side effects of biofuel
production, after studies showed few climate benefits, four papers obtained by Reuters show.
Europe's world-leading $13 billion ...
A lot of adult environmental
ists have been trying for years to focus attention on tropical rain forests in southeast Asia, but it took two teenagers to get the issue on the front page of a national newspaper and on the network news.
An amendment to repeal $6 billion in annual tax incentives for corn ethanol producers carries enormous political consequences, with many observers seeing it as a litmus test for whether Republicans will repeal some federal tax breaks to trim ...
REMAINING forests of Mt. Banoi in Lobo, Batangas, are under threat from large-scale mining. BUKAL-BATANGAS. REMAINING forests of Mt. Banoi in Lobo, Batangas, are under threat from large-scale mining. BUKAL-BATANGAS
The Philippines is ...
German drivers are reluctant to buy a new gasoline blend with a higher biofuel
content, the country's oil industry association said on Friday.
Germany this year raised the maximum permitted level of bioethanol blended in gasoline to 10 ...
An attempt to introduce the biofuel
mixture E10 in Germany has been a disaster, after motorists refused to buy the supposed green gasoline. Car makers, oil companies and politicians have all tried to blame each other for the mess. Even ...
Campaigners are outraged over airline Lufthansa and German government funding for jatropha biofuel
The German government is financing a leading European airline's biofuel
trials despite claims from environmental
groups it could ...