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Keeping the EU biofuels policy alive costs citizens €10bn a year

Wed, 17/04/2013 - 13:00

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.

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The risk of assuming that biomass is sustainable

Mon, 11/02/2013 - 09:06

On Wednesday 30 January green NGOs, including BirdLife Europe, ClientEarth, the EEB and FERN, organized the conference “How Sustainable is Scandinavian Biomass?” an issue relevant not only to countries with many forests such as Scandinavian countries, but also to all European countries as renewable energy is on everyone’s agenda in one way or another.

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New report presents alternatives to harmful biofuels to decarbonise EU transport

Thu, 17/01/2013 - 10:54

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.

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Short film highlights environmental damage caused by biofuels

Wed, 11/05/2011 - 07:42

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

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