Tag: RED

EU publishes ILUC risk additions to RED in official journal following scrutiny period

EU publishes ILUC risk additions to RED in official journal following scrutiny period

May 21, 2019 |

In Belgium, in the absence of objections by European Parliament and Council on the proposed text within the given two-month scrutiny period, the European Commission has published in the Official Journal the Delegated Act on the determination of high indirect land-use change-risk feedstock and the certification of low indirect land-use change-risk biofuels. The Delegated Regulation […]

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EU Ambassador says there is no EU ban on palm oil

EU Ambassador says there is no EU ban on palm oil

March 24, 2019 |

In Indonesia, Ambassador of the EU to Indonesia Vincent Guérend said in a statement on Friday that no specific biofuel or feedstock is targeted, all vegetable oils are treated equally, and palm oil is not identified as a bad biofuel, according to Antara News. “Biofuels are an important element of the EU’s renewable energy policy. […]

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UPM Biofuels welcomes initial agreement on Renewable Energy Directive

UPM Biofuels welcomes initial agreement on Renewable Energy Directive

June 24, 2018 |

In Finland, UPM Biofuels welcomes the initial agreement on the revised Renewable Energy Directive as it creates an obligatory advanced biofuel blending mandate in all EU Member States starting at 0.2% in 2022, double counted, and rising to 3.5% in 2030. “The UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery, the world’s first to produce wood-based renewable diesel on a […]

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EU biofuel policy requires reliable framework conditions

EU biofuel policy requires reliable framework conditions

March 18, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP and the FOP – French Federation of Growers of Oilseed and Protein Plants, are appealing to the negotiating partners that are drafting the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) to find an appropriate compromise that protects existing investments and at the same time also encourages investment into the biofuel sector in future. Both […]

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Malaysia fighting back on proposed EU palm oil ban

Malaysia fighting back on proposed EU palm oil ban

January 14, 2018 |

In Malaysia, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas told Black Sea Grain that Sarawak palm oil producers are now under threat from the proposed European Union ban on palm oil as part of the Renewable Energy Directive. Uggah is also Minister for Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development and said the […]

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Environmental NGOs tag team against biomass and biofuels in REDII

Environmental NGOs tag team against biomass and biofuels in REDII

October 5, 2017 |

In Belgium, environmental groups including WWF Europe, Oxfam, BirdLife Europe and Transport & Environment are hitting out at the proposed Renewable Energy Directive II’s continued support of biomass power where member state governments are allowed unlimited support of co-firing trees and crops at coal-fired power plants, calling it “burning taxpayers’ money” as well as the […]

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Recent Renewables Required Reading: What Can You Skip, What d’ya Gotta Read?

Recent Renewables Required Reading: What Can You Skip, What d’ya Gotta Read?

December 1, 2016 |

This week, in Washington and Brussels, four news flashes on global renewable fuel volumes appeared on the radar. Can you safely ignore them and get on with other work, or is there something to get deeply informed about? Let’s look into it. #1. The Point of Obligation RFS Crisis. The issue.  Several parties petitioned the US EPA […]

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Australian thinks it can comply with stronger RED criteria

Australian thinks it can comply with stronger RED criteria

June 14, 2016 |

In Australia, Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC) and the Australian Oilseeds Federation are seeking to prove that canola producers who currently export up to 90% of their production to the EU, 70% of which goes towards biodiesel, will achieve the Renewable Energy Directive’s 50% GHG reduction minimum by the Jan. 1, 2017 deadline. The […]

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European Commission slams Portugal for failing to comply with the RED

European Commission slams Portugal for failing to comply with the RED

May 3, 2016 |

In Belgium, the European Commission has sent to Portugal a reasoned opinion urging the Member State to ensure the full compliance of its biofuel legislation with the Renewable Energy Directive. The Directive sets the objective of reaching a 20% share of renewable energy in the EU’s final energy consumption in 2020 which includes individual national […]

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115 civil society groups call for bioenergy to be excluded from the RED post-2020

115 civil society groups call for bioenergy to be excluded from the RED post-2020

February 9, 2016 |

In the UK, 115 civil society organizations and networks from across the globe have published a declaration calling for bioenergy to be excluded from the next EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED). The declaration is being submitted to a consultation into the renewal of the directive for 2020 onwards. The EU intends industrial bioenergy, i.e. biofuels […]

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