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Britain has proposed a way to lower the European Union's 2020 target for renewable energy by counting the contribution from biofuel
s twice, avoiding the need for billions of euros in investment, a document shows.
Policy on transport fuel ...
Supporters of the renewable fuels industry turned out en masse on Thursday, desperate for the U.S. government to change course after last month announcing a plan to lower the amount of biofuel
s that must be added to the fuel supply in ...
SUMMARY The EPA announced that better fuel efficiency has led to proposed cuts in the amount of ethanol required to be blended into gasoline next year. These changes come amid revelations over the environmental impact of increased U.S. corn ...
Barack Obama on Friday backed away from the notion of corn ethanol representing a cure for climate change, as he proposed to cut the amount of ethanol that is blended into the US gasoline supply.
The Environmental Protection Agency said ...
The Obama administration proposed Friday to reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply for the first time, acknowledging that the biofuel
law championed by both parties in 2007 is not working as well as expected.
While the ...
The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of America's push for green energy: The brown gashes where rain has washed away the soil. The polluted streams that dump fertilizer into the water supply.
Even the cemetery that disappeared like ...
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 ...
The European parliament has delivered a "desperately weak compromise" on the future of biofuel
s in Europe that industry says will "curtail jobs and investment".
In a tight vote on the use of biofuel
s in transport fuel, the parliament ...
The European Parliament has voted to limit the use of fuels made from food
crops because of fears that biofuel
s can push up grain prices
or damage the climate, further undermining the once booming industry.
Lawmakers voting in Strasbourg ...
MEPs have today approved a cap on the production of food
s and backed plans to measure indirect emissions from 2020.
A European Parliament vote in Strasbourg confirmed fuels derived from food
crops such as wheat, corn, ...
The European Parliament voted Wednesday to significantly reduce the amount of biofuel
s made from food
crops by 2020 to counter concerns over the energy source's environmental and ethical sustainability.
Environmentalists argue biofuel
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 ...
EU policy on biofuel
s 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 ...
The government is being urged to back moves to curb the use of biofuel
s 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 ...
Since 2003, the UK and other EU countries have effectively poured billions of euros into biofuel
s, on the premise that they reduce emissions from transport. But it has been an expensive case of the Emperor's new clothes: we now know that many ...
THERE is an indisputable elegance to the idea of transforming garbage into fuel, of turning icky, smelly detritus into something valuable.
But big drawbacks have prevented the wholesale adoption of trash-to-gas technology in the United ...
Forget hi-tech stocks or shares in fast-growth pharma. Farming is where the clever money is heading these days. With the world enjoying the longest agricultural commodity boom since the second world war, billions of investment dollars are ...
The current mix of crops used for energy are "not favourable to the environment", according to a report published on Wednesday by the European Environment Agency. It said that the environmental benefits of such bioenergy vary significantly ...
Cut southern yellow pine trees are stacked up outside the first commercial cellulosic biorefinery, KiOR's plant in Mississippi. The wood that once fed paper mills will be chipped up, as seen below, and converted directly into gasoline and diesel ...
PREVENT LAND GRABBINGAn ugly side of current scares over future food
supply is wealthy, land-poor states, like those in the Gulf and South Korea, acquiring tracts of undeveloped countries to use as allotments. It is a campaigning cause of ...
Today is World Environment Day, and to mark it, the U.N. Environment Programme and the World Resources Institute are releasing a paper calling for concerted action to reduce food
loss and waste.
UNEP and WRI estimate that one-third of ...
China Eastern Airlines has said it plans to introduce biofuel
-powered commercial flights, after yesterday completing its first successful trial of green aviation fuel.
An Airbus A320 landed at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport ...
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. ...
s industry must join together to combat the negative "studies and misinformation" funded by the trillion dollar oil industry, according to former NATO commander General Wesley Clark.
In an extraordinary tirade, Clark, who now ...
Developers of second generation biofuel
s made from non-food crops and waste material are on track to deliver fuels that are cost-competitive with ethanol and conventional fossil fuels by the second half of this decade.
That is the ...