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Technorati Tags: biofuels, European Union The production of first-generation agro-fuels does not only have questionable environmental and social effects but it is also a very expensive way of trying to deal with the climate change effects of transport. European public support for first-generation biofuels is not a cost-effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

During a recent seminar organised by the German Marshall Fund in Brussels, I heard EU commission expert for biofuels Paul Hodson express his growing frustration with all the negative news about the agro-fuels in the last twelve months. “Once I was proud of what I was doing”, Paul said, “but now I feel more and… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

In an article in the magazine Science, a team of UK researchers has attacked the European Union’s ambitious biofuels targets (10% by 2020) saying reforestation would be a much better way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The researchers from Leeds University and the World Land Trust calculated that new forests would absorb nine times the amount of… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

Two interesting reports I found today: A very good discussion paper of the Wuppertal Institute “Towards a sustainable biomass strategy“ A report by the Oxford Research Group “Too hot to handle? The future of civil nuclear power“. Read what the Guardian wrote about this report.

Posted by Willy De Backer