Posts Tagged with "agrofuels"

EPA Rejects Palm Oil: Good News for Indonesian Rainforests

Thursday, February 2, 2012

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EPA Rejects Palm Oil: Good News for Indonesian Rainforests

Before I started doing environmental work, I’d assumed that biofuel use would have a positive effect on the climate. It turns out the truth about biofuels is much more complex than I’d originally thought. Not every biofuel on the market today has a positive impact on the environment, and some actually pose a major threat. [...]

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Agrofuels Are Not Low Carbon

Friday, October 2, 2009

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Evidence is mounting about the social and environmental consequences of industrialized biofuels, aka agrofuels. A new paper from RAN concludes that we cannot grow our way out of our oil addiction. Because of agrofuels’ impacts on climate change, direct and indirect land use impacts, fossil fuel inputs, and the investments they may draw away from [...]

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Bunge Shareholder Meeting Update

Monday, May 11, 2009

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Great report back from Samantha Corbin, who attended Bunge’s shareholder meeting last Friday! “I’m more of a party crasher than someone who gets an engraved invitation. Certainly so when the party is the shareholder meeting of a billion-dollar multinational corporation like Bunge, one of the largest argribusiness and food companies in the world and a [...]

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Agrofuels Rally at Low Carbon Fuel Standard Hearing

Friday, April 24, 2009

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Yesterday’s Agrofuels rally at the Low Carbon Fuel Standard was, in a word, beautiful. We rode up to Sacramento in Lola, the Mexican bus (fueled by biodiesel made from recycled vege oil) and met up with students from UC Davis and allies from Rising Tide to declare our opposition to agrofuels in the Low Carbon [...]

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Happy Biofools Day

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

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Go rock the vote! This is democracy at its finest people – you choose the fool and then we’ll all go challenge them to stop their ridiculous and destructive fantasies of converting land for fuel. This is no April fools joke. If you haven’t heard, biofuels are naaaasty. People are already being displaced by big [...]

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Shell dumps wind and solar for agrofuels

Thursday, March 19, 2009

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Money speaks louder than… Oh, yeah–just about everything, including a renewable energy future or attempts to reverse climate change. In a not so surprising, yet utterly short-sighted and outdated move (circa 20th century, not new Millenium), Shell Oil has decided to abandon all their investments in renewables such as solar and wind energy, and transfer [...]

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Is John McCain Right on Ethanol?

Thursday, October 16, 2008

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While watching the presidential debates last night, the first thing I noticed was that Stephen Colbert is right: John McCain sticks out his tongue more often than a lizard on a hot Arizona day. The second thing I noticed was that McCain said some interesting things about biofuels (or, as we call them, agrofuels): “Government [...]

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Investing in Agrofuels is Dirty Business

Sunday, April 6, 2008

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This weekend the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) governors and directors are in Miami for their annual meeting. And where there is unaccountable and unsustainable finance, there is also a broad alliance of representatives from Indigenous groups, human rights, environmental, and developmental organizations from across Latin America, the US and Europe out protesting the bank’s policies [...]

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Video Greenwash of the Week: Virgin Air’s Biofueled 747

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

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We decided to do something a little different with this greenwash of the week: video! Here’s our own Robin Beck on the Virgin Air biofuel greenwash:

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Notes from the Soy Highway

Monday, February 25, 2008

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A joint dispatch from Jodie and Andrea, RAN campaigners traveling through Argentina and Paraguay: The trip between Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Asuncion, Paraguay, takes 16 hours by bus. Although about 10 of those hours pass in darkness, the remaining 6 leave no guess as to what whizzing views one misses during the bumpy night. There [...]

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