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Oct 14, 2021
Drive to greater biofuel usage hampered by high costs and lack of feedstock availability, WEO report reveals
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Oct 8, 2021
Clean energy policies are not to blame for recent spikes in gas and electricity prices, International Energy Agency executive director Fatih Birol said. Gas and electricity prices in Europe have surged in recent months as gas supply issues have collided with rising demand in economies recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Critics have blamed the dash to replace fossil... [Read More]

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Sep 27, 2021
The steep rise in European gas prices has been driven by a combination of a strong recovery in demand and tighter-than-expected supply, as well as several weather-related factors, the International Energy Agency (IEA) revealed. However, the IEA said it was ‘misleading’ to blame the renewable fuels and clean energy for the price hike. There were strong cold spells... [Read More]

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Sep 23, 2021
Businesses in some of the UK’s most polluting and energy-intensive industries will be able to bid for a share of £220 million (€256 million) in government investment to help cut their carbon emissions and the costs of their energy bills, the UK government has announced. This move comes as the UK works to build a secure, home-grown and clean energy sector to reduce... [Read More]

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Sep 21, 2021
The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) have said that volatile global gas prices have demonstrated the urgent need to diversify and decarbonise the UK’s domestic energy system. Industry group Oil & Gas UK said wholesale prices for gas are up 250% since January - with a 70% rise since August. Exposure to global market prices is of particular... [Read More]

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Sep 17, 2021
POET has release of its inaugural sustainability report, which outlines the company’s focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives. POET established several ESG goals, including the achievement of net-zero carbon at its bioprocessing facilities by 2050. In addition, POET has pledged to ensure that its renewable, plant-based bioethanol reduces greenhouse... [Read More]

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Sep 17, 2021
The European Commission has approved the prolongation of the tax exemption measure for biofuels in Sweden. Sweden has exempted liquid biofuels from energy and CO₂ taxation since 2002. The measure has already been extended several times, the last time being in October 2020. The Commission has now approved an additional one-year extension of the tax exemption from 1... [Read More]

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Sep 2, 2021
DNV's new Maritime Forecast to 2050 features an updated carbon risk management framework including a new ‘decarbonisation stairway’ model to help shipowners map a path to sustainability. The launch of the world’s leading classification society’s latest Maritime Forecast to 2050 is part of the Energy Transition Outlook (ETO) suite of reports. Conceived to help... [Read More]

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Aug 27, 2021
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recommended retroactively lowering biofuel blending mandates for 2020, Reuters reported. According to Reuters, two sources familiar with the matter shared the details after the agency sent a proposal on the mandates to the White House for review. The move could provide immediate relief to oil refiners that have to... [Read More]

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Aug 24, 2021
Sixteen US Senators have written to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan, urging the EPA to mitigate the harm imposed on consumers and refiners by the Renewable Fuel Standard’s (RFS) ‘unachievable mandates’. In the letter, the Senators requested that the EPA waive or significantly reduce the volume of requirements for 2020,... [Read More]

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Aug 9, 2021
Renewable fuels in the UK fuel supply achieved an aggregated greenhouse gas (GHG) saving of 83% compared to fossil fuels, according the latest UK Government figures. Accounting for emissions from indirect land-use change (ILUC) reduced this GHG saving to 78%. This quarterly release covered the supply of renewable fuel in 2020, based on data available on 18 June 2021,... [Read More]

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Aug 4, 2021
The oilseed harvest in the EU-27 is likely to see yet another rise this year following a bumper crop of soybean and sunflower seeds. The rapeseed harvest has also seen an increase in the past 12 months. The EU Commission currently estimates output for 2021 at 30.6 million tonnes. This will translate to a rise of just under 11% over the previous year. However, production... [Read More]

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Jul 30, 2021
The biofuels industry has supported the European Commission’s proposal to end the statistical inflation of waste-based biofuels in the EU’s road transport energy mix - a practice they say masks the use of fossil fuels. The revised 2.2% target for advanced biofuels, such as used cooking oil, is lower than the 3.5% proposed in the 2018 renewable energy directive. The... [Read More]

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Jul 30, 2021
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that the reliance on taxation as the solution for cutting aviation emissions in the EU’s ‘Fit for 55’ proposal is counter-productive to the goal of sustainable aviation. EU policy needs to support practical emission reduction measures such as incentives for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) and modernisation... [Read More]

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Jun 14, 2021
The importance of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to decarbonisation of the aviation sector has been raised during a meeting of the Prince of Wales’ Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI). As part of the UK-hosted G7 Summit, world leaders were challenged to collectively commit to mandates for the use of SAF. During discussions on the need for coordinated action to tackle... [Read More]


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