The European Commission had launched an anti-subsidy investigation in December following a complaint by the European Biodiesel Board THE European Commission on Tuesday imposed countervailing duties of 8 per cent to 18 per cent on imports of subsidised biodiesel from Indonesia, saying the move was aimed at restoring a level playing field for European Union (EU) producers. “The new import duties are imposed on a … Continue reading EU Imposes Duties on Indonesian Biodiesel
Death threats, child labour and other human rights abuses by renewable energy companies …. Are these practices threatening the transition to a low-carbon economy? Read the report …. Renewable Energy Investor Briefing Continue reading Abuses in the Renewable Sector
Models suggest large areas of land are needed for forests and biofuel crops to halt climate change, but this risks worsening hunger, draft tells policymakers. Blanketing the globe with monocultures of forests and bioenergy crops is no dream fix to the climate crisis, a leaked draft report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns. Models suggest large areas of land are needed to … Continue reading UN Report Warns of Clash Between Bioenergy and Food
The public has “woken up” and is ready to do more to cut plastic pollution, MPs have been told. They were debating a petition, signed by almost 250,000 people, urging the government to ban all non-recyclable food packaging. Opening, Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, said mishandling of plastic waste was leading to a “public health emergency” in poorer countries. The environment minister said he wanted … Continue reading MPs Debate Call for Ban on Non-Recyclable Packaging
FEFPEB has welcomed an important change to the European Union’s Packaging & Packaging Waste Directive, which affects how recycling targets for wooden packaging are calculated, following work by the industry. The European Union has accepted that wood used in both the reuse and repair of pallets and packaging have to be included in the calculation of recycling rates. FEFPEB has informed its members about the … Continue reading European Federation of Wooden Pallet and Packaging Manufacturers Welcomes Changes to Packaging Waste Directive
As Congress begins to turn toward tax policies to help clean energy manufacturing, electric vehicle tax credits aimed directly at more affordable vehicles are gaining speed, just as a previous Forbes column and a Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) white paper urged several months ago. The question now is will EV advocates in Congress, the U.S. auto industry and labor unions get the message and reform … Continue reading Tax Credits for Affordable Electric Vehicles Gain Speed
Existing GST levied on electric vehicles is 12% A proposal to reduce GST on EVs is expected to be put forward in the upcoming GST council Indian EV industry has recorded sale of 7.59 Lakh units in India in FY2019 Indian government might slash down the goods and services tax (GST) levied on the sale of electric vehicles in the upcoming 35th GST council on … Continue reading Will Indian Govt Give Bigger Tax Breaks On Electric Vehicles?