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01 Jun 07 Finland's Pekkarinen wants vehicles' use of biofuel to rise to by more than 30 % by 2020

Finnish Trade and Industry Minister, Mauri Pekkarinen has committed to an increase of at least 30 % in the use of biofuels for all vehicles by 2020 as he considers the current 10 % target increase insufficient, according to media ...

30 May 07 New World Bank report on Biofuels Trade

The report "Considering Trade Policies for Liquid Biofuels" addresses the benefits and risks associated with trade in liquid biofuels. The report asks how liberalizing trade in liquid biofuels might affect biofuel production and consumption. Focusing primarily on ethanol and biodiesel, ...

25 May 07 The IPCC 4th Assessment Report

The 4th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on climate Change presents key mitigation technologies and practices and highlights the important contribution of bioenergy to climate change mitigation.

23 May 07 The UK Biomass Strategy published.

The UK Biomass Strategy is seeking to realise a major expansion in the supply and use of biomass in the UK. It also meets the commitment made in the energy Review (2006) and in the Government's response to the 2005 ...

18 May 07 UNFCCC Interim Session creates upbeat move to post-Kyoto regime

The Sessions of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies on 7-18 May 2007 in Bonn left participants in an upbeat mood. The UNFCCC executive director felt that the conference served to "come closer to broadening negotiations on a post-2012 regime".

14 May 07 UN CSD-15 ends in disarray

The members of the 15th session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development, which ended on 11 May 2007, did not reach agreement on a negotiated outcome. The EU and Switzerland rejected the Chair's proposed text. The G-77/China accepted it ...