Still Insufficient Progress in Making Transport Fuels More Climate Friendly

The European Union is behind its objective to reduce the greenhouse gas emission intensity of fuels sold for road transport to 6 percent below 2010 levels, as set out in the EU’s 2020 climate and energy targets. According to the EEA’s fuel quality data indicator, the emission intensity decreased by …

10 Things You Should Know About Industrial Farming

There was a time when industrial agriculture seemed to be a panacea for a fast-growing world.  Synthetic fertilizers, chemical pesticides and high-yield cereal hybrids promised to reduce hunger, accommodate growing populations and stimulate economic prosperity. Between 1960 and 2015, agricultural production more than tripled, resulting in an abundance of low-cost …

Staying the Course on Clean Transport Fuels in Latin America

Modern bioenergy is an often-overlooked giant among renewable energy sources, accounting for half of the world’s renewable energy consumption. Biofuels are by far the largest source of clean transport fuels, with almost a quarter of the demand coming from Latin America. Biofuels have numerous benefits for the region, from ensuring …

Keravan Energia Invests in Energy Efficiency and Emission Reduction

KPA Unicon and Keravan Lämpövoima Oy, a subsidiary of Keravan Energia and an operator of a bio-power plant, have signed a contract for Unicon Condenser, which will significantly improve energy efficiency of the existing 80 MW bio-power plant and reduce emissions from the power plant. The flue gas condenser and …

Oil and Gas Industry Needs to Step Up Climate Efforts Now

Oil and gas companies are facing a critical challenge as the world increasingly shifts towards clean energy transitions. Fossil fuels drive the companies’ near-term returns, but failure to address growing calls to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could threaten their long-term social acceptability and profitability. The oil and gas industry now …

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Your Next Pair of Sneakers Could Be Made from Coffee

Coffee is a big deal. While just a handful of countries dominate production, it’s consumed in vast amounts almost everywhere on the planet: around 2 billion cups are drunk every day. All that coffee produces a lot of waste. Coffee grounds often end up in landfill or being washed into …

UK Accused of Ignoring Obligations on Aviation Emissions

The UK and other EU governments are in breach of international obligations by failing to be open about their policies to tackle emissions from aviation, a coalition of NGOs has said. The group is lodging a formal complaint over the secrecy surrounding regulation of emissions from international flights, which they …