Latest Directive on the Promotion of the use of biofuels and other renewable fuels for transport Stories
Despite growing evidence that biofuels may not be the cure-all once envisioned, many countries are still rushing headlong with biofuels development policies that experts say are having negative as well as positive impacts on the sustainable-energy dream.
GBC Asked to Contribute to Implementation of Presidential Biofuels Directive WASHINGTON, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- In his effort to develop a national biofuels strategy to reduce America's dependence on imported oil, President Barack Obama invited the Governors' Biofuels Coalition to partner with key members of his Administration to achieve his vision for energy independence. In a May 27, 2009, letter to Coalition Chair Gov.
President Responds to Governors' Biofuels Coalition Recommendations WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to recommendations from the Governors' Biofuels Coalition, President Barack Obama issued a presidential directive charging key members of his administration with shepherding the development of the U.S.
The European Union has agreed to have 10 percent of its vehicle fuels sourced with renewable fuels by 2020 in spite of warnings from scientists. Scientists have said that turning forests or grasslands into farmland to make up for acreage lost to biofuel production undermines the claim that biofuels
The parliament of New Zealand has passed the Biofuel Bill in a bid to reduce the country's dependence on imported oil and also reduce the cost of transportation fuels, according to PetrolWorld.
By James Kanter European officials have proposed scaling back dramatically their goal of increasing Europe's use of biofuels, a major about-face on a central environmental and energy issue.
Five percent of all motor fuel sold in Britain will have to come from renewable sources by 2010, UK Transport Secretary Alistair Darling said on Thursday.
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