Editorial by Jos Dings
Bad oil? To some people familiar with the environmental movement, the term “bad oil” may sound odd. Isn’t all oil bad from an environmental perspective?
Great Britain is set to become the first EU member to base support for biofuels on the amount of carbon saved and other sustainability criteria.
EU efforts to reduce lifecycle carbon emissions from fuels moved a step closer last month with the European Parliament’s draft response.
Fears that easily available sources of oil are running low have been highlighted by two reports which warn of further rises in oil prices.
A United Nations report has warned that the negative impacts of biofuels could outweigh the benefits if environmental and social factors are not taken into consideration.
MEPs have held a first discussion on the Commission’s plans for a life-cycle analysis of fuel production, with the rapporteur, the Dutch socialist Dorette Corbey, calling for the idea of using...
The Commission has launched its official consultation on biofuels, amid growing concern among policy makers that the environmental benefits are less clear cut than previously thought. Governments...
Europe’s heads of government have ratified a commitment for biofuels to have at least 10% of the road transport fuels market by 2020.
Environmental organisations greeted the Commission's proposal for introducing a climate target for transport fuels, published in January, with particular warmth. In a...