About: sustainability criteria

Energy 21-07-2020

The Dutch have decided: Burning biomass is not sustainable

The Netherlands should phase out the use of biomass for generating electricity as soon as possible, the advisory board of the Dutch government said in a report presented earlier this month.
Energy 16-08-2016

How Nordic countries can inspire the EU’s bioenergy policy

The experience of sustainable forestry management in Sweden and the other Nordic countries could serve as an inspiration for the EU when it draws up sustainability criteria for biomass, write Pernilla Winnhed, Carina Håkansson and Gustav Melin.

The fight against illegal fishing: The EU’s role in a global challenge

The EU not only has a great responsibility to demonstrate legal and sustainable seafood supply chains to its consumers. It must ensure that its access to abundant seafood does not rob more vulnerable communities, of their own, writes Eszter Hidas.
Health 26-03-2013

‘Ethical’ Easter eggs? Check the palm oil content

Three leading European chocolate companies have come bottom of an environmental impact ranking of candy Easter eggs based on their palm oil content, a new survey shows.
Climate change 16-10-2012

New EU biofuels law could be last straw for farmers

Energy industry, farmers and campaigners in row over 'indirect' greenhouse gas emissions from biofuels crops as the European Commission is poised to unveil its proposal  tomorrow (17 October).
Climate change 28-04-2010

EU ‘should involve developing countries’ in biofuels debate

The EU needs to consult developing countries that produce vegetable oils before making policy decisions that establish sustainability criteria for biofuels, Dato' Azhar Abdul Hamid, managing director of Sime Darby Plantation, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Climate change 28-04-2010

Palm oil producers: EU should involve developing countries in biofuels debate

The EU needs to consult developing countries that produce vegetable oils before making policy decisions that establish sustainability criteria for biofuels, Dato' Azhar Abdul Hamid, managing director of Sime Darby Plantation, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Climate change 26-03-2010

EU biofuels target borderline sustainable, report finds

Going beyond a 5.6% share of biofuels in transport fuel could harm the environment, found a new report made public by the European Commission yesterday (25 March), suggesting that the EU's current target is only borderline sustainable.
Energy 26-02-2010

EU rules out binding green criteria for biomass

The European Commission yesterday (25 February) ruled out binding EU-wide sustainability criteria for biomass, offering member states recommendations for national action instead.

Controversy mounts over EU biofuels fall-out

Fresh controversy is mounting within the European Union over biofuels and their unintended impact on tropical forests and wetlands, documents show.
Transport 03-02-2010

EU continues search for biofuel ‘green’ criteria

Defining sustainability criteria for biofuels will be one of the first dossiers on the table of the newly appointed environment and energy commissioners, as persistent disagreements continue to divide the EU executive.
Climate change 02-02-2010

Biofuels industry set to suffer from lack of green rules

The EU's current indecision on environmental criteria for biomass could discredit the whole industry, which lives off its climate-friendly image, Eric Johnson, managing director of Atlantic Consulting, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Climate change 02-02-2010

Consultant: Biofuels industry set to suffer from lack of green rules

The EU's indecision on environmental criteria for biomass could discredit the whole biofuels industry, which lives off its climate-friendly image, Eric Johnson, managing director of Atlantic Consulting, told EURACTIV in an interview.