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20 Jul 16 Energy Union and Climate Action: Driving Europe’s transition to a low-carbon economy

The European Commission presented on 20 July 2016 a package of measures to accelerate the transition to low-carbon emissions in all sectors of the economy in Europe. The Commission is working to keep the EU competitive as the global social ...

30 May 16 Economic update shows SA as top renewable power producer on continent

On 26 May, the Oxford Business Group, a publishing, research and consultancy firm, released an economic update on the state of South Africa’s renewable energy sector, saying that the country is already the continent’s largest producer of renewable energy. With ...

13 May 16 Biofuels Plant in Hawaii Is First to Be Certified as Sustainable

The trucks roll in and out of the plant at a business park nestled near papaya farms and a forest preserve on the Big Island here, an operation that transforms waste cooking oils, animal fats, fruit and seeds into biodiesel ...

04 May 16 Nicaragua-based firm launches bagasse biomass plant

Ingenio Montelimar, a Nicaragua-based renewable energy firm, officially launched a 38-MW biomass plant in San Rafael del Sur city, according to media reports. The facility is named ‘Green Power’. It will use bagasse as raw material. Bagasse is the fibrous ...

04 May 16 Green transport target will be scrapped post-2020, EU confirms

EU laws requiring member states to use “at least 10%” renewable energy in transport will be scrapped after 2020, the European Commission confirmed, hoping to set aside a protracted controversy surrounding the environmental damage caused by biofuels. The European Commission ...

22 Apr 16 The world needs more land use change: IEA Bioenergy workshop

The workshop, organized during the EUBCE 2016, highlights bioenergy as an opportunity to integrate new biomass production into landscapes to mitigate land use impacts and improve resource use efficiency and sustainability.http://www.eubce.com/conference/parallel-events-workshops-and-project-meetings/workshops-project-meetings/the-world-needs-more-land-use-change.html

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