Ministers turn a blind eye to biofuels' devastating impacts

DTE update, 12th December, 2013

Banks, mining companies and the communities that bear the brunt

University of London Union (ULU), Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY

A new report and three videos by the World Development Movement (WDM) follow a joint visit with DTE to Kalimantan to investigate the impacts of UK-financed coal-mining on the ground.

MEPs vote for too-high 6% cap on agrofuels

DTE, September 12, 2013

"The people of Indonesia will be disappointed to hear that the European parliament has failed to agree any meaningful action to reduce Europe's demand for palm oil, which is driving deforestation and conflict in our country."

Nur Hidayati, WALHI/Friends of the Earth Indonesia, quoted in the Guardian, September 11th

DTE Agrofuels Udpate April 2013, Part I

Land-based agrofuels (agrofuels from crops which need large areas of land to grow) are bad for people and planet.

DTE Agrofuels Update April 2013, Part II

New research shows ILUC emissions are ‘a serious concern’

New scientific studies, commissioned by the European Commission this year, give clear indications that agrofuels are not the magic solution that policy makers had hoped for and ‘scientific uncertainty’ is no longer a valid excuse for inaction.