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Dec 17, 2020
New Year’s Eve deadline for US blending limits
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Dec 16, 2020
The Supreme Court has effectively given the green light for Heathrow’s third runway plans. The scheme was previously blocked by the Appeal Court over climate targets, but the highest court in the UK land has ruled the strategy was legitimately based on climate targets at the time it was agreed. Planning permission will now be sought for the runway before construction... [Read More]

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Dec 15, 2020
The UK Prime Minister has revealed that the country will end direct government support for the fossil fuel energy sector overseas. The policy, announced at the Climate Ambition Summit by Boris Johnson, will see the UK end export finance, aid funding, and trade promotion for new crude oil, natural gas, or thermal coal projects, with ‘very limited’ exceptions. The... [Read More]

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Dec 14, 2020
The UK government has set out ambitious plans to clean up our energy system as it transitions to net zero by 2050. Building on the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, the Energy White Paper sets out specific steps the government will take over the next decade to cut emissions from industry, transport and buildings by 230 million metric... [Read More]

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Dec 11, 2020
The Dutch government is looking to make alterations to its biofuels legislation in order to hit EU RED II targets. Companies that deliver fuels to the transport sector in the Netherlands are obliged to deliver an annually increasing share of renewable energy rising to 16.4% by the end of this year. This could potentially increase gradually to just over 27% by the end... [Read More]

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Dec 10, 2020
The UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) has welcomed the Sixth Carbon Budget published by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). UKIFDA has been lobbying for targets and timelines and was pleased that the CCC has agreed with this. However, the organisation said liquid biofuels were still not included in the list of possible decarbonisation solutions,... [Read More]

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Dec 8, 2020
Growth Energy, the nation’s largest association of biofuel producers and supporters, released a new report examining the potential climate benefits of a nationwide transition from E10 ethanol to E15. The report was authored by Air Improvement Resource (AIR), a leading research firm in the area of mobile source emissions modelling and technology, at the request of Growth... [Read More]

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Dec 8, 2020
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $2.5 million (€1.9 million) technical assistance package to support advanced biofuel development in India. The grant is funded from the Asia Clean Energy Fund, financed by the Government of Japan under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility, and the Republic of Korea's e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund. In... [Read More]

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Nov 30, 2020
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on governments worldwide to support the development of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) as a critical step to achieving its target to cut net emissions by 2050. This target was reinforced by a resolution at IATA’s 76th AGM, which also commits the industry to exploring pathways to net zero emissions. “We... [Read More]

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Nov 25, 2020
A coalition of US biofuels and agricultural trade groups filed a motion asking the courts to enforce its 2017 decision over the improper waiver of 500 million gallons of biofuel demand. In the court of appeals hearing, the group demanded that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) address the renewable volume obligation (RVO) controversy. The coalition, which... [Read More]

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Nov 19, 2020
A Sustainable Aviation Fuel Act, an innovative bill that takes a first step toward cutting the climate-harming pollution from aircraft, has been introduced in the US. The bill, introduced by Julia Brownley (D-CA), sets clear targets for the aviation sector to cut emissions to put the sector on a path to net-zero emissions by 2050. The bill provides incentives for the... [Read More]

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Nov 18, 2020
The Government’s decision to phase-out the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030 and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles by 2035 has been welcomed by the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA). The REA represents around 550 companies, including more than 150 operating across the production and distribution of renewable transport fuels,... [Read More]

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Nov 17, 2020
The Biofuture Platform is leading calls for urgent collaboration from policymakers following a 12% drop in biofuel output this year announced in the International Energy Agency. The multi-stakeholder initiative designed to take action on climate change by promoting international coordination on the sustainable low-carbon bioeconomy, has labelled this as a potentially... [Read More]

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Nov 16, 2020
The European Commission has granted the continuation of tax exemption measures for biofuels in Sweden. Sweden has exempted liquid biofuels from energy and CO₂ taxation since 2002 under EU state aid rules. The scheme was continued following the Commission decision until 31 December and this has now been extended to 31 December 2021. The reason for the tax exemption... [Read More]

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Nov 5, 2020
BP has pledged to become net emissions neutral by 2050. The energy giant, one of the biggest in the world, said in a statement recently it aimed to reach net zero emissions “by 2050 or sooner” and would push to get the world net neutral over the same time scale. The company has pledged to lobby for carbon taxes around the world and said it would launch a new team... [Read More]


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