Sweden’s forest crimes

By |februar 26th, 2020|Biodiversity, bioenergy, Birds and Habitats Directives, deforestation, forestry, habitats directive, News, Sweden, timber, timber regulation, wood|

Sweden presents itself as a global torchbearer on the environment, but its forest policy is wreaking havoc. The EU must act to stop it, say five European NGOs.

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Bioeconomy in the CAP’s nine objectives

By |januar 20th, 2020|bioeconomy, bioenergy, common agricultural policy, News|

Bioeconomy will play a crucial role in delivering the European Union's environmental and climate neutrality agenda. The farm sector is no exception and at least half of the nine objectives of the post-2020 EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) relate dir...

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MEP: Clean technology mix needed to decarbonise transport

By |november 18th, 2019|advanced biofuels, bioenergy, News, Renewable Energy Directive|

Decarbonising transport is an enormous challenge and there will be a need to deploy a mix of clean technologies to accelerate the transition to a sustainable system, MEP Seán Kelly told EURACTIV.com.

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Researcher: 100% renewable energy requires ‘a lot of green hydrogen’

By |marec 18th, 2019|bioenergy, biomethane, hydrogen, News, power to gas, power to x, Renewable gas|

The production of so-called green hydrogen from wind and solar electricity is seen as a potential game-changer for the transition to a 100% renewable energy system. But getting there will take some time and some intermediary solutions will be needed, s...

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CO2 removals ‘increasingly necessary’ to avoid climate disaster, scientists warn

By |februar 20th, 2019|BECCS, bioenergy, biomass, carbon capture and storage, CCS, negative emission technologies, News|

The failure to reverse growth in greenhouse gas emissions means the world is now increasingly dependent on unproven technologies to remove CO2 from the atmosphere in order to avert dangerous climate change, scientists warned on Tuesday (19 February).

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IEA chief: Ethanol ‘very important’ to reduce oil dependence

By |december 11th, 2018|bioenergy, bioethanol, conventional ethanol, ethanol, News, oil, oil and gas industry, oil dependency|

Ethanol will have a very important role in decarbonising the transport sector globally, the executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) told EURACTIV.com. Another energy expert said electrification will play a major role in transport bu...

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‘Bad news’ and ‘despair’: Global carbon emissions to hit new record in 2018, IEA says

By |oktober 18th, 2018|bioenergy, Fatih Birol, IEA, News|

Global carbon emissions will rise to a new record level in 2018, making the chances of reaching a target to keep temperature increases to 1.5 or 2°C "weaker and weaker every year, every month," the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) has said.

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EU bioeconomy strategy and IPCC – planets apart

By |oktober 17th, 2018|2050 climate strategy, bioeconomy, bioenergy, Biofuels, biomass, ethanol, IPCC, News, Paris Agreement|

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) indicates that biofuels will need to rise 260% by 2030 and 750% by 2050 in order to contain global warming below 1.5°C. Yet, the EU Bioeconomy Strategy, published days after, seems to ignore this, writes James Cogan.

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EU emphasises ‘ecological limitations’ of new bioeconomy plan

By |oktober 11th, 2018|bioenergy, Jyrki Katainen, News|

The European Commission unveiled a new bioeconomy strategy on Thursday (11 October), saying it could reduce the EU's dependence on fossil fuels while underlining the ecological limitations of Europe’s farming and forestry sector.

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The inherent dangers of Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS)

By |september 6th, 2018|2050 climate strategy, BECCS, bioenergy, biomass, CCS, forestry, forests, negative emission technologies, News, sustainable forestry|

As the European Commission considers its long-term strategy to cut EU greenhouse gas emissions, Julia Christian says they must reject an unproven and dangerous technology in favour of protecting and restoring natural forests.

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