Comments on: EU strikes deal on 32% renewable energy target and palm oil ban after all-night session https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/news/eu-strikes-deal-on-32-renewable-energy-target-and-palm-oil-ban-after-all-night-session/ EU news and policy debates across languages Thu, 30 Aug 2018 01:56:18 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 By: gofa subroto https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/news/eu-strikes-deal-on-32-renewable-energy-target-and-palm-oil-ban-after-all-night-session/#comment-334939 Mon, 02 Jul 2018 08:40:03 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1247550#comment-334939 Banning palm oil will surely put millions of farmers and their families in Indonesia and Malaysia back to poverty. How about soy bean? Soy bean farming and planting activities have much greater effect to world deforestation than palm oil.

People from advanced economy can easily and ignorantly say to ban palm oil, while they have been for over 150 years enjoying many economic and life benefits and improvements by using dirty energy (coal, fossil fuels, etc) in their industries and economic activities.

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By: deborahh marie #Extinction Is Forever https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/news/eu-strikes-deal-on-32-renewable-energy-target-and-palm-oil-ban-after-all-night-session/#comment-334712 Sun, 17 Jun 2018 02:48:22 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1247550#comment-334712 Thank you for banning Palm Oil !!!!!!!!!! We need this ban world wide !!!!! The loss of irreplaceable forests and wildlife is heart breaking !!!!! Also we need world wide clean energy !!!!!! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love you people !!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

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By: Mike Parr https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/news/eu-strikes-deal-on-32-renewable-energy-target-and-palm-oil-ban-after-all-night-session/#comment-334665 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 13:34:21 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1247550#comment-334665 The 25kW exemption for homes and (small) factories is pathetic. Let’s say I run a factory and make energy savings of 30kW. There is no legislature in Europe that would then say: Ok you saved XkWh but you must still pay taxes etc on that XkWh.

If you decide to put PV on the roof (and do not claim any subsidy) – what then is the difference between generating energy & saving energy? From the point of view of a network operator there is no difference – they can see no difference between behind the meter generation (which does not export) and behind the meter energy savings – & this applies to any size kW-class or MW-class.

Other comment: DNOs and TSOs want to extend their control into homes, offices & factories. Doing this provides justification for investment in that well know fantasy: “Smart Grids” – they get suckers (= citizens) to pay for nice new shiny kit – regardless as to whether the shiny kit is needed – or not.

Last word: 32% was, I guess, the best that could be hoped for wrt a deal. The meber states as usual see everything as a zero sum game. I also wonder where Der Dikke got his “Germany will not support more than 32%” – I doubt if fatso will ever tell us.

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