The EU continued to increase the amount of palm oil it uses for biodiesel, heating and electricity in 2018, new figures reveal, prompting a stark ..
News 27 Jun 2019
The energy and climate plans of most central and eastern European nations are too reliant on the logging of forests to reach their renewable energy ..
News 17 Jun 2019
- Waste & Resources,Products,Nature
Europe should build the industrial infrastructure and networks needed to underpin a sustainable 'circular bio-economic society' by mid century, an EU-backed public-private partnership said on ..
News 3 Jun 2019
Industry representatives have called on the incoming European Commission to develop a consistent and clear definition of environmentally sustainable investments for low-carbon gases ..
News 23 May 2019
- Climate,Waste & Resources
Europe needs to find a careful balance between the “smart use” of forest biomass while ensuring carbon sinks are enhanced, EU climate commissioner Miguel Arias ..
News 26 Apr 2019
The EU Commission's move on Wednesday to label palm oil-based biofuels as unsustainable was welcomed by environmentalists as a milestone in the fight against deforestation ..
News 13 Mar 2019
The burning of forest biomass for power generation should not count as a renewable energy source under the EU's revised Renewable Energy Directive, campaigners argue ..
News 4 Mar 2019
France should veto the conversion of coal-fired power stations to biomass and shut down its four existing plants no later than 2021, environmental campaigners have ..
News 1 Mar 2019
EU countries have reached three-quarters of their 2020 target for the use of renewable energy in transport, but there are major differences between member states ..
News 22 Feb 2019
The greenhouse gas emission savings of biofuels are negated if more than 14% of feedstock expansion is at the expense of forest, the European Commission ..
News 15 Feb 2019
Environmentalists have welcomed a move by the European Commission to limit the use of palm oil to produce “renewable” biofuels, but warned of loopholes ..
News 11 Feb 2019
The European Commission appears set to delay much-expected legislation setting sustainability criteria for crop-based biofuels because it is “wavering” over a possible cap on palm ..
News 1 Feb 2019
Environmental group Fern has warned about the impacts on European forests of the EU’s long term climate strategy, saying that it relies too much on ..
News 1 Feb 2019