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Run auf Bio-Diesel tötet Orang-Utans

Run auf Bio-Diesel tötet Orang-Utans


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Fremdwort Nachhaltigkeit

Fremdwort Nachhaltigkeit


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Letter to Ministers to abandon EU biofuel targets

Letter to Ministers to abandon EU biofuel targets


Februrary 2007

Dear Minister,

OVER 160 ENVIRONMENTAL, DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL ORGANISATIONS CALL UPON THE EU TO ABANDON BIOFUEL TARGETS.

In the build up to the EU Council meeting of Energy Ministers on February 14th, we are writing to you to highlight the concern of many organisations worldwide about proposed EU targets for biofuels. We are calling on you and your government to reject the proposal for EU-wide targets for biofuel use. At the time of writing over 160 organisations from Europe and the ... read more

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Ethical fuels?

Ethical fuels?


EuropeanVoice.com, Vol. 13 No. 4: 1 February 2007

Germany provides an excellent example of the growing debate in Europe over the use of biofuels.

Influential non-governmental organisations, political voices and ordinary citizens have called for decades for the replacement of fossil fuels, so many localities jumped at the idea of biofuels as a way to increase their use of renewable energy. Local governments planned to use biofuels in local heating systems and indoor swimming pools around Germany while projects ... read more

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We call on the EU to abandon targets for biofuel use in Europe

We call on the EU to abandon targets for biofuel use in Europe


31 January 2007

Open Letter

To: The Council of the European Union, the European Commission, the European Parliament, and citizens in Europe

We are extremely concerned by the plans as presented by the European Commission to adopt a mandatory target for biofuel use in transport. Implementing these measures means that the EU will risk breaching its international commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect biodiversity and human rights; because, as set out below – the proposed targets will amongst other things ... read more

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Open letter to European Commission Biomass Action Plan and the European Biofuel Directive

Open letter to European Commission Biomass Action Plan and the European Biofuel Directive


Berlin, January 3, 2007

Dear Madam, dear Sir,

on January 10th, 2007, the European Commission is going to make an announcement about the review of the Biomass Action Plan and the European Biofuel Directive.

In December 2006, the European Parliament recognized that the lack of clear environmental standards and safeguards could have significant negative effects, such as an increase in tropical deforestation, agriculture intensification and biodiversity losses in Europe and abroad, while failing to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

For producer countries like ... read more

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Watch Indonesia! fordert Verzicht auf Biodiesel aus indonesischem Palmöl

Watch Indonesia! fordert Verzicht auf Biodiesel aus indonesischem Palmöl


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Europas Energieprobleme nicht auf Kosten anderer lösen!

Europas Energieprobleme nicht auf Kosten anderer lösen!


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Indonesien ist der größte Palmölproduzent der Erde

Indonesien ist der größte Palmölproduzent der Erde


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Drop plans to burn palm oil in power stations!

Drop plans to burn palm oil in power stations!


10 Oktober 2006

Letter to Richard Frost and Anita Longley, Npower (RWE)

Berlin, 10 Oktober 2006

Dear Mrs. Longley, Dear Mr. Frost,

We are deeply concerned about your plans to burn palm oil in power stations under the Renewables Obligation. The Renewables Obligation is supposed to help companies develop clean, climate-friendly technologies and a viable domestic renewable energy sector. Palm oil is neither clean nor climate-friendly. For producer countries like Indonesia, the growing demand for palm oil turns ... read more

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