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“End fossil fuel subsidies” emerges as Rio+20 theme; PANGEA says focus on “best practices” for biofuels

“End fossil fuel subsidies” emerges as Rio+20 theme; PANGEA says focus on “best practices” for biofuels

June 19, 2012 |

In Brazil, “end fossil fuel subsidies” has emerged as a theme at the Rio+20 Summit is underway, where a flash mob of protesters, organized by Earth Day, 350.org and youth groups attending the summit protested $1 trillion per year in subsidies that they said posed a significant barrier to the adioption of clean energy. Also […]

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ActionAid speaks out at Rio+20 against biofuels

ActionAid speaks out at Rio+20 against biofuels

June 18, 2012 |

In Rio, ActionAid is taking a stand against biofuels. The organization, which was once in support of the industry, has made it clear that it will be lobbying against any type of sustainable development plans that include biofuels. Says the head of policy, Meredith Alexander, “ActionAid would like to see a recognition at Rio+20 that […]

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