That really is the question that the EU and G8 face, Oxfam and ActionAid argue.
We will need 50% more food by 2030, the UN tells us. But is the amount of food the problem – or more the way we distribute it? For example, if we did not put so much food in our cars as fuel, would we even have to increase our food production by so much? G8 and European Union leaders must acknowledge that, with one in eight people going hungry every day, it is not acceptable to continue [...] Read more
Directive being updated in light of Fukushima
Energy ministers meeting in Luxembourg tomorrow (7 June) will continue discussions on the controversial issue of accounting for indirect land-use change (ILUC) in EU biofuel policy, but common ground is proving elusive.
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A round-up of the international press on Wednesday, 30 May.
Jaroslav Neverovic, Lithuania's energy minister
We should not ignore the well-documented negative impacts of industrial biofuel
European energy prices soar above US levels
EU leaders agree to some movement on tax avoidance and statement of principles on energy
German economy minister says Commission action could lead to a trade dispute.
EU-China trade disputes raise fears of retaliation
BP, Royal Dutch Shell and Statoil raided over concerns about price collusion.
Split over how to deal with impact caused by land-use change.
Lawmakers must set a positive agenda for growth and jobs.
Discussion on the knock-on effects of north American shale gas boom.
In first relaxation of sanctions, the EU allows trade in oil to rebel-controlled areas.
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Special report: The future of hydrocarbons
Published Thursday, 14 March 2013
The EU wants to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and move away from fossil fuels, but hydrocarbons will remain a big part of EU energy supply
The EU and Canada are at loggerheads over the damage caused to the environment by oil sands, and neither side is prepared to give way
While some member states forge ahead with exploiting reserves of shale gas, others are banning the practice
Carbon capture and storage, once championed as providing a cleaner, brighter future for fossil fuels, has yet to live up to the promises made [...]
The European petrochemicals industry wants recognition for being clean and innovative, not dirty and outdated
The EU's energy diplomacy will grow in importance and diversity – but still leave the EU vulnerable to shocks