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Bioenergy: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Wed, 02/11/2016
Amid growing speculation that the EU will publish its much-anticipated Renewable Energy Package at the end of this month, Sini Eräjää dispels the myth that....

The hunt for truly green bioenergy? The EU's...

Thu, 06/10/2016
At the end of November, the EU will publish its much anticipated Renewable Energy Package. Sini Eräjää explains how the case of bioenergy...

How the EU can achieve sustainable bioenergy

Wed, 01/06/2016
Following the end of a public consultation by the European Commission, it's crunch time for the new bioenergy policy.

It’s time to redesign Europe’s renewable energy...

Wed, 10/02/2016
By 2030, a third of the EU’s energy should come from renewable resources. But this may not automatically make it ‘greener’.

Using bioenergy may not be as green as it seems

Thu, 19/11/2015
Read why it's being called the "accounting error" causing global warming, and how using biofuels could be more harmful than fossil fuels.

Bye, Bye (bad) Biofuels

Mon, 13/04/2015

Europe has turned its back on first generation biofuels and placed the first fo

Why the Emission Trading Scheme damages nature

Thu, 09/04/2015

ETS falsely considers all bioenergy to be good for the climate.

Up for decision: land for food or fuel?

Mon, 03/11/2014

Will land based biofuels be limited?

Keeping the EU biofuels policy alive costs...

Wed, 17/04/2013
n April 17, was launched a study report revealing that the EU spends €10bn a year in support of the biofuels industry, a sum as big as the Cyprus bailout. Yet the industry is not achieving its objectives of climate change mitigation, rural development and energy security.

New report presents alternatives to harmful...

Thu, 17/01/2013
Europe can effectively replace oil with renewable energy in transport without resorting to harmful biofuels, according to the new report Sustainable Alternatives for Land-based Biofuels in the European Union, by Dutch research institute CE Delft.

EU scientists confirms bio-energy accounting error

Wed, 05/10/2011
A new report by the European Environment Agency highlights a major carbon accounting flaw in EU legislation.

Peter and Jane: A Short Film about Biofuels

Mon, 08/08/2011
More than 20 environmental organisations across Europe are calling on the EU to stop the environmental damage caused by EU biofuels targets with the help of Peter and Jane, characters in this specially-created animated short film.

Short film highlights environmental damage caused...

Wed, 11/05/2011
More than 20 environmental organisations across Europe are calling on the EU to stop the environmental damage caused by EU biofuels targets with the help of Peter and Jane, characters in a specially-created animated short film. To watch the 1m 30 second film in English, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igUtLwruUjA

The EU biofuel sustainability criteria tested–...

Tue, 03/05/2011
Our study shows that plans to produce biofuels at Dakatcha Woodlands in Kenya would breach existing sustainability criteria.

New study reveals biofuels carbon con

Tue, 22/03/2011
African biofuels destined for Europe will result in up to six times the carbon emissions of fossil fuels, a new study has revealed.