Energy policy

Research on the deployment of food and feed crop based biofuels in the Netherlands

For: Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Department Sustainable Mobility (Min IenW/DuMo) [July – August 2021] During the debates in Parliament of the required changes to the Wet Milieubeheer (Law Environmental Management) to implement the Renewable Energy Directive one member of Parliament submitted a motion in which the phase …

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EC should design policies to end the use of fossil fuels

Blog by Kyriakos Maniatis, David Chiaramonti, Eric van den Heuvel*) Post COVID-19 recovery and 2050 climate change targets: Shift from promotion of renewables to mandated curtailment of fossil fuels in EU policies COVID-19 has brought unprecedented loss to human life and detriment to the global economy. The use of fossil …

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World energy consumption keeps growing – fossil resources still dominant

Over 2014 the world’s energy consumption has increased, as can be conluded on basis of the June-2015 numbers of the BP Energy Statistical Review. The majority of resources to fuel this growth are still fossil based.The share of renewables is rapidly growing in importance. However, decreasing  world fossil fuel consumption and …

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Trend towards Europe-based feedstocks for biofuels

Europe-based feedstocks for biofuels have gained dominancy in the last couple of years, official reporting in the Netherlands and Germany shows. Also the greenhouse gas (GHG) savings established by the use of biofuels in these two countries have increased. Europe was, at the time, debating the pathways to a decarbonized, resource …

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