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  • Opinion

    LNG remains a deadend for decarbonising maritime transport

    On 9 May 2019, a new cruise ship, called AidaNOVA called at the port of Barcelona. On the face of it, AidaNOVA was just another massive luxury cruiser. But the industry called it a game changer...

     Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 16:56
  • Opinion

    How to surf the green wave – and get a Green New Deal for transport

    You could almost hear the sigh of relief going through the ‘Quartier Européen’ two weeks ago. Despite all the talk of a populist anti-EU insurgency taking Brussels by storm, that was not Sunday...

     Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 01:41
  • Opinion

    Is renewable gas another biofuels disaster waiting to happen?

    Recently the gas sector has been playing up the role of or renewable gas in decarbonising the European Economy. The industry says biogas, biomethane, renewable hydrogen and renewable methane –...

     Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 20:58
  • Opinion

    Will the EU call the palm oil nations’ bluff?

    Earlier this year, the European Parliament voted on the renewable energy directive (RED). While the outcome was not ideal, we...

     Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 22:30
  • Opinion

    The human cost of the EU biofuels policy – Hernán Bedoya

    Environmental destruction costs human lives too. On 8 December an NGO friend phoned me up with the shocking news that Colombian community leader and land claimant Hernán Bedoya had been...

     Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 23:23
  • Opinion

    Navigating our way out of the biofuels quagmire

    The discussion about Europe’s biofuels policy is in full swing and the biofuels industry has assembled an impressive lobbying army to spread the gospel. Hardly a day goes by without the biofuels...

     Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 23:00
  • Opinion

    Europe's love affair with biofuels is on the rocks

    Can Europe fall in love with biofuels again? This was the question a big biofuels producer asked in his Valentine’s letter to EU policy makers. The occasion for his love letter was, of course, the...

     Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 20:00