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The European Commission now does Full U-Turn on Decarbonizing European Transport
Apparently, the current European Commission’s long term strategy is now formally not to have one. On Wednesday, this Commission formally mapped out, in the ...
Message to IPCC on Climate Change: More Attention to Detail on Brazilian Sugarcane
This week the United Nations scientific panel on climate change (IPCC) published its latest report on climate change. The report, echoing its past findings ...
Innovation: good for business, good for the environment!
Yesterday, President Dilma Rousseff visited the Sugarcane Technology Center (CTC), a world leading technology company gathering knowledge of the entire ...
Sugarcane Ethanol Plays Modest but Important Role Supplying U.S. with Advanced Biofuels
In advance of the Senate Agriculture Committee hearing – entitled Advanced Biofuels: Creating Jobs and Lower Prices at the Pump – UNICA released the following ...
Reviewing the RED
The moment has come for the EU to review one of the main pieces of legislation that influenced the EU biofuels and transport policies in the last few years: ...
Beyond the “conventional v/s advanced biofuels” dilemma: sustainable biofuels should win!
A few days ago, I was listening to the speech of Vice-President Šefčovič’s at a high-level event in Brussels on biofuels. He said that “all main alternative ...
Talkin’ ‘bout my (second) generation
To kick the season off, I’ll be in Stockholm this week to talk about second generation biofuels, and in particular the outlook for ethanol produced in ...
Happy and ready for holidays after COP21
Remember our opinion piece on Euractiv on a scenario outcome for COP21? Even better!
Environmental Goods Agreement - how green are the EGA negotiations?
I recently attended a conference in Brussels on the negotiations of the Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA). Quite disappointingly, ethanol is not part of the ...
Ethanol and Bioelectricity: Sugarcane in the Future of the Energy Matrix
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Relevant Facts about E10 in Germany
The Good, the Bad & The Ugly… about ILUC
After the disappointment of not winning concessions from Member States on any of their main points, MEPs have – against the will of many – voted in favour of ...
Unica Joins Global Renewable Fuels Alliance
On July, 13th, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) welcomes UNICA and President, Elizabeth Farina as its newest member. “Brazil is truly a ...
Biofuels Play Central Role in Brazil’s Climate Goals
The Paris Agreement on Climate Change entered into force in September, starting a coordinated effort by the world’s governments to reduce carbon dioxide ...
Not all biofuels are created equal...Thoughts on the proposed RED II
The revision of the Renewable Energy Directive represents a tremendous opportunity to foster the further development of clean energy in the European Union for ...
IPCC adopts a more nuanced approach and recognize benefits of biofuels
It’s good to see that a highly regarded institution, like the United Nations, has just released a new report that has the courage ‎to simply follow the ...
Why science matters
In its Strategy to decarbonize the transport sector, the Commission made the decision to focus on advanced biofuels only and phase out all conventional ...
Another EU-Brazil Summit on the way, but Can Leaders do What’s Right to liberalize trade on renewable energy?
The annual EU-Brazil summit will take place next week here in the European Union capital, Brussels. There will be plenty of bonhomie as these summits go. We ...
Biofuels Reform in the European Union: Why New ILUC Rules will Reinforce the WTO Inconsistency of EU Biofuels Policy
The role of cleaner fuels after COP21
UNICA's answer to the press release on EU-Merocsur negotiations published by CEFS, CIBE, ePURE and EFFAT
(Re)committing to the Paris Agreement? Europe needs to lead by example
As MEP Bas Eickhout’s stated, European policymakers are only credible in criticising Trump if they can themselves deliver at home. Let’s hope they return to ...
Sugar - the sweet spot of an EU-Mercosur trade deal
Not including sugarcane products in the Mercosur negotiations could jeopardise one of the most beneficial trade deals for the EU
Boosting Biofuels: Sustainable Paths to Greater Energy Security
Climate change mitigation versus agricultural protectionism: the EU impasse?
What would you think if I told you that I want to have a leading role in climate change policy but that I restrict the access of renewable solutions to my ...
Cleaner fuels are necessary to tackle climate change
Check our latest op-ed on COP21 and the contribution of cleaner fuels to the debate on the EurActive website.
Greenhouse gas impact of marginal fossil fuel use
The Commission’s proposal fails to keep in the market sustainable biofuels that truly reduce GHG emissions
“The Commission falls short of making an effective differentiation between types of first generation biofuels and misses the opportunity to promote those which ...
EU still debates E10, while Brazil moves to a 27% blend
I just can’t help praising the decision taken by the Brazilian government to increase, today, the ethanol blend in gasoline to 27%. A question came straight to ...
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