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Indonesian environment NGO fears biodiesel boost will increase deforestation

Indonesian environment NGO fears biodiesel boost will increase deforestation

February 17, 2015 |

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 […]

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UK's National Farmers Union criticizes NGOs

UK's National Farmers Union criticizes NGOs

June 2, 2011 |

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.

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