New EU package adopted on the sustainability criteria of biofuels

11/06/2010 09:20 Renewable


The European Commission adopted two Communications and a Decision June 10, encouraging industries, governments and NGOs to set up certification schemes on the sustainability criteria of biofuels, including the imported ones in the EU, as to aid reach the EU target in a sustainable way, the one of getting 20% of renewable energy from total energy consumption.

The new package is part of the Renewable Energy Directive implemented in December 2010. The Commission also highlighted the types of land not to be used in producing biofuels, which are tropical forests, recently deforested areas, drained peatland, wetland and highly biodiversity areas. The EU also pointed out its member states that only biofuels delivering high greenhouse gas savings of at least 35% as compared to fossil fuels, reaching 50% in 2017 and 60% in 2018 will count for reaching national renewable targets.

Daily (09.07.2020): Higher Norwegian flows led to an oversupply in the British gas system on Wednesday

09/07/2020 10:55:00

Crude oil prices added momentum on Wednesday, following an increase in U.S. crude imports and a weekly decline in gasoline supplies that indicated an improvement in energy demand. Hence, Brent crude traded 0.5% higher at $43.29 a barrel. At the same time, WTI futures edged 0.7% higher at $40.90 a barrel.


Equinor discovers gas, condensate in North Sea

09/07/2020 09:22:00

Proven reserves are between 3 and 10 million standard cubic meters of recoverable oil equivalent


‘Hydrogen is the rockstar of the energy system’

09/07/2020 09:05:00

The European Commission has pledged to support the installation of at least 6GW of renewable hydrogen electrolysers in the EU by 2024