More than half of EU-produced crop biodiesel is made from imported feedstocks, new analysis has revealed ahead of an EP environment committee's vote on the ..
News 17 Oct 2017
Subsidies for using solid biomass as fuel is indirectly supporting the coal industry and could be slowing emissions reduction in Europe’s electricity sector, a report ..
News 6 Oct 2017
A coalition of environmental groups has called on the EU to abandon biofuel targets for the transport sector and end subsides for crops that compete ..
News 5 Oct 2017
Proposed provisions on the classification of waste in reforms to the EU’s renewable energy directive could lead to perverse incentives to incinerate refuse that could ..
News 3 Oct 2017
Scientific studies confirm an “overwhelming consensus” that biofuel policies increase food prices, a literature review commissioned by environmental groups argued on Friday ..
News 15 Sep 2017
MEPs backed on Tuesday the European Commission’s approach to measuring emissions from land use and forestry, while urging countries to boost CO2 absorption by the ..
News 11 Jul 2017
- Climate,Energy,Waste & Resources
The Estonian EU Council presidency has indicated it sees little prospect of political agreement with the European Parliament on any of the climate and energy ..
News 7 Jul 2017
EU member states have earned themselves credits worth millions of tonnes of carbon by overstating logging plans while lobbying for more, a leaked EU paper ..
News 27 Mar 2017
Finland plans to use a “complex accounting system” to hide the impact of massively increased logging on its net CO2 emissions, a report by NGO ..
News 10 Mar 2017
MEPs have called on the EU to phase out the use of vegetable oils in biofuels driving deforestation “preferably by 2020” and to set its ..
News 9 Mar 2017
MEPs in the European Parliament's industry and energy committee called for a higher 2030 EU renewable energy target in a discussion on Tuesday on proposed ..
News 1 Mar 2017
Copa-Cogeca has warned against removing food-based biofuels from the list of transport fuels that count as renewable ahead of the publication of a revised EU ..
News 28 Nov 2016
- Energy,Waste & Resources,Nature
The European Commission has defended its involvement in the forestry sector in the European Parliament as MEPs disputed its right to legislate in the area ..
News 23 Nov 2016