Tag: biofuels

Commission imposes countervailing duties on #IndonesianBiodiesel

Commission imposes countervailing duties on #IndonesianBiodiesel

| August 14, 2019

The European Commission has imposed countervailing duties of 8% to 18% on imports of subsidized biodiesel from Indonesia. The measure aims to restore a level-playing field for EU biodiesel producers. The Commission’s in-depth investigation found that Indonesian biodiesel producers benefit from grants, tax benefits and access to raw materials below market prices. This inflicts a […]

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EU transport will spew out extra CO2 the size of the #Netherlands’ emissions thanks to #Biofuel plan

EU transport will spew out extra CO2 the size of the #Netherlands’ emissions thanks to #Biofuel plan

| November 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Commission’s leaked draft proposal to continue supporting land-based biofuels until 2030 will increase greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from European transport over the period 2021-2030 by an amount equivalent to the emissions from the Netherlands in 2014. These are extra emissions from using these biofuels instead of regular diesel and petrol. The draft proposal […]

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#Emissions Carmakers’ ‘madcap’ €520bn road resurfacing scheme abdicates responsibility for carbon emissions

#Emissions Carmakers’ ‘madcap’ €520bn road resurfacing scheme abdicates responsibility for carbon emissions

| February 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

European automakers’ leaked plans to cut carbon emissions of cars and trucks are an attempt to wash manufacturers’ hands of any responsibility for reducing their climate impact, sustainable transport group Transport & Environment (T&E) has said. The report by industry body ACEA grossly exaggerates the car fuel efficiency gains made since 2005 – over half […]

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State aid: Commission approves prolonged Czech support for biofuels

State aid: Commission approves prolonged Czech support for biofuels

The European Commission has approved the prolongation of a Czech scheme benefitting certain biofuels under EU state aid rules, in particular its 2014 Guidelines on State aid for environmental protection and energy. The Commission concluded that the scheme would further EU energy and environmental objectives without unduly distorting competition in the Single Market. The Czech […]

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European Parliament vote shows need to abolish damaging biofuels use for good say Greens

European Parliament vote shows need to abolish damaging biofuels use for good say Greens

Today (28 April) MEPs voted to introduce a seven percent cap on food-based biofuels and to include carbon emissions from land use change in environmental assessments. Oxfam, together with allied NGOs, also released a paper detailing recommendations on how the EU can sustainably incorporate bioenergy into its 2030 climate and energy policies. Marc-Olivier Herman, Oxfam’s […]

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Environment committee backs compromise on cleaner biofuels

Environment committee backs compromise on cleaner biofuels

MEPs and ministers moved a step closer on Tuesday (14 April) to an agreement on plans to cap the production of traditional biofuels and accelerate the shift to alternative sources, such as certain types of waste and residues and new sources such as seaweed, with the environment committee’s vote backing a deal struck by legislators. […]

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European Parliament votes to phase out first-generation biofuels after 2020

European Parliament votes to phase out first-generation biofuels after 2020

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Members of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted yesterday (24 February)  to limit at 6% the use of land-based biofuels that can count toward the 10% renewable energy target in transport by 2020. They also approved accounting of indirect emissions (known as ILUC) from biofuels under the Fuel Quality Directive (FQD) with a review clause to put them […]

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