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Biomass standards - Greenpeace response

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22 August, 2013

For immediate release - 22/08/2013

In response to the government publishing their sustainability standards for energy generation from biomass, Dr Doug Parr, Chief Scientist at Greenpeace UK, said -

“The loopholes in these sustainability standards are big enough to drive a logging truck through. Having learnt nothing from the biofuels debacle, the Government has ignored the latest scientific research and produced standards that will take a potentially sustainable industry and transform it into one more way to greenwash environmental destruction. The climate isn’t going to fall for creative accounting and neither should the public.”


EU biofuels proposal - Greenpeace response

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17 October, 2012

Responding to the EU Commission’s proposals today to limit the use of biofuels in transport, John Sauven, Executive Director of Greenpeace said: 

“The EU Commission’s decision to put a limit on the use of crop-based biofuels is a step in the right direction. 

“The growing use of transport fuels from crops has driven up food prices, led to more deforestation in places like Indonesia to grow palm oil for fuel, and made climate change worse as a result. 

Miliband's energy blueprint: more hot air or full steam ahead?

Posted by jamie — 15 July 2009 at 6:20pm - Comments

While today is unlikely to go down in the annals of history as Green Wednesday, it's still a significant day for those of us concerned about climate change as climate and energy secretary Ed Miliband unveils his big energy strategy.

The strategy - the Low Carbon Transition Plan, no less - comes in the form of not one but a whole ream of papers (including an energy white paper) covering renewable energy, transport, industry and carbon budgets. Together, they form a blueprint explaining how the government hopes to achieve the emissions reductions it's legally obliged to deliver, thanks to the EU renewable energy targets and the UK's own Climate Change Act.

Was it a red letter day for green energy? Let's see.

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BP's 4th quarter profits slump "a clear warning to investors"

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Risky investment in tar sands and continued failure of alternative energy division threatens future profitability of oil major

3 February, 2009

BP's announcement of record profits masks major flaws in the company's long term investment strategy, according to analysts at Greenpeace and PLATFORM.

Strong growth recorded in the first half of 2008 was undermined by a collapse in profits during the final quarter, indicating a vulnerability to oil price fluctuations which will continue while BP remains wedded to an “oil at any cost” strategy.

EU pulls a renewable energy surprise out of the bag

Posted by jamie — 15 December 2008 at 3:33pm - Comments

Despite the gloom coming out of the EU climate talks at the end of last week (and the non-event that UN discussions on the same topic in Poznan appear to have been), there is one ray of hope shining from Brussels in the form of the Renewable Energy Target which will set binding goals for EU governments on sourcing energy from renewable sources.

It's been a tough road, not least because of ex-business secretary John Hutton's attempts to weaken the deal. Then it looked like some countries - Italy and Poland were the ringleaders - were going to knobble the agreement by demanding it be reviewed in 2014 but a compromise was put forward and a deal has been reached.

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