Tag: OECD

OECD says taxes on polluting fuels are too low to encourage shift to low-carbon alternatives

OECD says taxes on polluting fuels are too low to encourage shift to low-carbon alternatives

September 21, 2019 |

In France, taxing polluting sources of energy is an effective way to curb emissions that harm the planet and human health, and the income generated can be used to ease the low-carbon transition for vulnerable households. Yet 70% of energy-related CO2 emissions from advanced and emerging economies are entirely untaxed, offering little incentive to move […]

Read More

OECD and FAO estimate biodiesel production and demand to grow 14% by 2020

OECD and FAO estimate biodiesel production and demand to grow 14% by 2020

July 7, 2016 |

In France, a new joint report by the OECD and FAO estimate that biodiesel production and demand will both grow by 14% between now and 2020, fueled by blending mandates in a number of countries from the European Union to the US and Indonesia. Production is expected to grow to 37.9 billion liters in 2020 […]

Read More

FAO and OECD say biofuel feedstock costs will fall thanks to lower oil prices

FAO and OECD say biofuel feedstock costs will fall thanks to lower oil prices

July 2, 2015 |

In Italy, a new report from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development say prices used for biofuel production such as corn and soybeans will feel the impact of falling oil prices, cutting the cost of feedstocks. With oil prices having fallen by more than 50%, feedstock prices […]

Read More

OECD and FAO see biofuels production jumpting more than 50% by 2023

OECD and FAO see biofuels production jumpting more than 50% by 2023

July 14, 2014 |

In France, the recent fall in prices of major crops is expected to continue over the next two years before stabilising at levels above the pre-2008 period, but markedly below recent peaks, according to the latest Agricultural Outlook produced by the OECD and FAO. They anticipate consumption and production levels of biofuels will increase by […]

Read More

Occupied by Wall Street: world leaders grapple with clean energy finance, growth at Copenhagen Summit

Occupied by Wall Street: world leaders grapple with clean energy finance, growth at Copenhagen Summit

October 11, 2011 |

  World leaders say new structures, public-private partnership, required to unlock clean energy, unleash economic growth. Free-flowing discussion in Copenhagen shows directions that reform of clean energy finance might take. You might have heard, in the broader media, about some of the discussion underway at the Global Green Growth (3G) Forum currently underway in Copenhagen. […]

Read More