Europe needs a fossil exit strategy to achieve the targets of Paris. The core of this strategy should be an exit path that distributes the burden of this fossil fuel replacement evenly over the present and coming generation.
International renewable energy organisations have come together at COP21 in Paris to demonstrate that reliable 100% renewable energy is not only possible, but that systems already exist today with significant potential for expansion.
The declaration was released during the Advanced Biofuels Conference in Stockholm during September 2015. Since then, the declaration has received more than 50 signees and support from 28 biofuel companies (As of 16.Nov.2015).
WBA attended the roundtable on Bioenergy Issues and Options - jointly organized by Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) and the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM).
Sustainably managed forests can save at least ten times CO2 than unmanaged forests. WBA, AEBIOM, ABA appeal to policy makers to take scientific results into account when establishing harmonised EU sustainability criteria and future bioenergy policy.
Starting today the World Bioenergy Association, WBA, will highlight opportunities in the field of modern bioenergy by publishing a short series of science-based information fact- sheets. A fact sheet on modern Small-Scale biomass heating systems and their beneficial applications is the first in line to be launched.
A position paper by World Bioenergy Association (WBA) based on a report by the Department of Energy and Technology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) shows that the global potential to produce biomass for energy in a sustainable way is sufficient to meet global energy demand.
A team of experts at the University of Queensland (UQ) has been studying 20,000 Pongamia pinnata (Indian beech) trees lining Brisbane's streets as a green and cost-effective alternative to dwindling fossil fuels.
Brazil remains frustrated that the US has yet to remove tariffs on ethanol imported from the South American country, as climate experts continue to debate the environmental benefits of biofuels based on corn versus sugar cane.
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Renewable Energy Alliance (REN-Alliance) have agreed to work together in order to speed up the utilisation of renewable energy sources worldwide.
Eleven scholars from several respected US universities have concluded that biofuels can be produced in large quantities, but only if they come from feedstocks with low emissions of greenhouse gases throughout their life cycles.
Nuclear power is not on IRENA:s agenda and oilproducers will have to look into renewable energy options because the oil will run out, Interim Director-General of IRENA, Ms. Hélène Pelosse says in an interview with Reuters.
The world’s leading industrial nations took important steps toward reducing carbon emissions at the recent Group of Eight (G8) meeting in Italy, but most of the hard work involved in making concrete progress still lies ahead.
A newly-produced report ‘A European Eco-efficient Economy’ focuses on Europe’s potential for creating an eco-efficient economy, one of the areas that will be given priority during the Swedish EU Presidency.
Algae may someday be a source of bioenergy on an industrial scale, but it remains difficult to say exactly when that may happen, according to the head of the newly launched European Algae Biomass Association (EABA).
The parties believe that a comprehensive strategy to respond to the climate change challenge must necessarily envisage a portfolio of different renewable energy sources through policy and regulatory improvments to boost investments in bioenergy.
Ethanol and biodiesel production both increased by 34 percent to 67 and 12 billion litres respectively. More renewable energy than conventional power capacity was added in both the European Union and United States for the first time ever.
More than two years have passed since the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its landmark fourth assessment (AR4) on the possible causes and effects of global climate change.
In its final declaration from the recently held Agriculture Ministers meeting in Csion di Valmarino, Italy, the G8 acknowledged the need for development of agriculture in order to meet increasing demand for food.
Increased demand for biofuels is a positive development for Africa’s farmers. Farmers have been getting paid less and less for their products, but now prices for farm products are on the rise, and farmers’ incomes are rising with them.
“The world’s forest, grassland and agricultural ecosystems not only help to fulfill human society’s needs for food, energy and materials but also harbour a wealth of biodiversity of intrinsic and utilitarian value,” according to Jan-Erik Petersen of the European Environment Agency.