In Washington, dozens of environmental NGOs have sent a letter to the chairwoman of the voicing concern over the definition of forest-derived biomass as “carbon neutral” as included in an amendment to the Energy Policy and Modernization Act, Senate Bill 2012 approved last week, as well as an amendment that refers to “net carbon” negativity […]
In Indonesia, the country’s Forum for Environment believes that the new policy boosting subsidies for biodiesel will increase deforestation as a result of increased demand for palm oil. The organization wants to see the funds from the subsidy instead go towards solar, wind and community-based environmental projects that have economic development impacts on communities rather […]
In the UK, the National Farmers Union is criticizing NGOs for downplaying the benefits of biofuels while focusing on supposed negative aspects, forgetting that increased demand for crops from biofuels encourages on-farm investment and R&D that leads to increased net food production. More on the story.