Tag: GRFA

GRFA Calls on G20 Leaders to Increase Action on Climate Change in Light of New Report

GRFA Calls on G20 Leaders to Increase Action on Climate Change in Light of New Report

March 26, 2017 |

In Canada, Bliss Baker, the President of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance, called on G20 leaders to build on the historic international cooperation achieved in 2016 with the ratification of the first binding climate agreement, the Paris Accord reached at COP21. “The global community must scale up the ambitiousness of policies to reduce emissions in the […]

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GRFA: Commit to biofuels policies to achieve COP21 targets

GRFA: Commit to biofuels policies to achieve COP21 targets

June 18, 2016 |

In Canada, Bliss Baker, the President of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance, called on parties to the climate agreement reached at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to take immediate action to significantly reduce carbon emissions from the transportation sector and incorporate increased biofuels blending as part of their national plans. Of the 195 […]

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GRFA calls for end to fossil fuel subsidies

GRFA calls for end to fossil fuel subsidies

February 23, 2016 |

In Canada, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance has called upon national leaders to take advantage of the low price and abundant stockpiles of crude oil to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies. Baker pointed to the latest figures from the International Energy Agency that estimated global fossil fuel subsidies to be worth $490 billion, and outlined how […]

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GRFA report shows increased GHG emissions reductions thanks to ethanol

GRFA report shows increased GHG emissions reductions thanks to ethanol

December 8, 2015 |

In France, at the World Climate Summit under way in Paris, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance in cooperation with (S&T)2 Consultants Inc., an internationally renowned energy and environmental consulting firm, released a new report “Green House Gas (GHG) Emission Reductions from World Biofuel Production and Use for 2015.” The report was released to inform debate […]

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Global Renewable Fuels Alliance calls on countries to support biofuels at COP21

Global Renewable Fuels Alliance calls on countries to support biofuels at COP21

December 3, 2015 |

In Canada, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance has called upon world leaders participating in the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris to signal their support for biofuels as one of the tools to fight climate change. So far, 36 countries have already recognized the opportunity presented by biofuels in reducing GHG emissions and combating climate […]

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UNICA joins Global Renewable Fuels Alliance

UNICA joins Global Renewable Fuels Alliance

July 19, 2015 |

In Canada, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance announced that the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) has joined as its latest member.  (UNICA) is the largest organization in Brazil representing sugar, ethanol and bioelectricity producers. It was created in 1997, following a consolidation process involving regional organizations in the State of São Paulo after government deregulation […]

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Global Renewable Fuels Alliance vehemently criticizes WRI report on biofuels

Global Renewable Fuels Alliance vehemently criticizes WRI report on biofuels

February 1, 2015 |

In Canada, a new report from World Resources Institute is under fire from the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance. GRFA is accusing the report of using false data on the environmental and land use impacts of biofuels. According to GRFA, the report claims that “biofuels have increased competition for land and food but fails to show […]

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GRFA pushes ethanol as clean energy option at COP Lima

GRFA pushes ethanol as clean energy option at COP Lima

December 9, 2014 |

In Peru, as COP 2014 is fully underway in Lima, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) reiterated that biofuels, like ethanol, are presently one of the most commercially viable, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reducing transport fuel alternatives to crude oil in the medium term. According to the GRFA, it is estimated that 25% to 30% […]

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GRFA calls for policies to kick-start Africa’s biofuel sector

GRFA calls for policies to kick-start Africa’s biofuel sector

October 28, 2014 |

In Kenya, as the first African Sustainable Transport Forum gets under way in Nairobi, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) called on forum attendees to adopt biofuels friendly policies and regulations that would kick-start the increased use of sustainable biofuels in Africa’s transport sector. While biofuel production in Africa has remained relatively low when compared […]

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Global Renewable Fuels Alliance encourages biofuels development goals for UN

Global Renewable Fuels Alliance encourages biofuels development goals for UN

June 23, 2014 |

In Canada, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) is encouraging participants to include specific targets for biofuels development as part of the UN’s goals as the 12th Session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals is under way at the United Nations in New York City. “As participants continue to set new UN […]

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