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EU Energy Council fails to agree on restrictions to bad biofuels - 12th December 2013

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Ministers turn a blind eye to biofuels' devastating impacts

DTE update, 12th December, 2013

Europe's agrofuels vote fails on food sovereignty, rights and climate

Child on truck loaded with oil palm fruit bunches, Sumatra (Photo: DTE)

Joint statement by DTE, 11.11.11, Watch Indonesia! and WALHI

September 13th

Protest against agrofuel policy, Strasbourg, 11 September 2013

Walhi, Sawit Watch, DtE, FoE UK/EU & Rainforest Rescue Germany tell EU MEPs to end land grabbing & using food for agrofuels

DTE Agrofuels Update, December 2011

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.

Top scientists call for reassessment of agrofuels policy – but will the Commission take heed in 2012?

According to an Opinion issued by a panel of 19 top European scientists, existing targets for agrofuels and other forms of bioenergy are based on “flawed” carbon accounting and the “potential consequences …are immense”.[1]

A brief summary of key agrofuels policy developments in 2010

In 2010, the agrofuels debate centred on growing evidence showing that iLUC could significantly reduce greenhouse gas saving potential of agrofuels, when compared with fossil fuels.

DTE agrofuels policy update, July 2011

In January 2011, DTE published an update on the European Union’s (EU) policy developments regarding Renewable Energy Directive (RED) (2009/28/EC) and the Fuel Quality Directive.

Nuffield Council calls for ‘ethical suitability’ for agrofuels

Nuffield Council calls for ‘ethical suitability’ for agrofuels

See also DTE agrofuels update, July 2011

Pressure on European Union Member Stat

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