GRAS – a tool to guarantee sustainable bioenergy

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By guest authors Mohammad Abdel-Razek, Jan Henke, Pascal Ripplinger, GRAS Global Risk Assessment Services GmbH The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) acknowledges that “bioenergy has a significant greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation potential, provided that the resources are developed sustainably”.  True, the only way bioenergy should be allowed to contribute to climate protection is if […]

Seven years’ biofuels deliberations teaches us ‘put quality before quantity’

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By Jos Dings, Policy Team Director at Transport & Environment April 2015 will enter history as the month in which the EU reversed course on its energy policies in transport. It adopted its long-mooted reform of biofuels policy – especially regarding indirect land-use change (ILUC). The practical implications in the next years may not be […]

Cap on biofuels – next cap on all bioenergy?

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Written by Sini Eräjää, EU Bioenergy Policy Officer for BirdLife Europe and the European Environmental Bureau. The new legislation to limit support for the use of food-based biofuels endorsed by the European Parliament today marks a milestone. It marks the closing of the long debated legal proposal on how to minimize negative environmental and social impacts and […]