23 °C Singapore, SG
March 8, 2021
Latest News
Waning support for nuclear power 10 years after Fukushima Enterprises’ sustainable development contributes to Việt Nam’s prosperity: PM Grab is hatching a carbon-cutting plan Tata Power unveils blockchain-enabled solar trading for Delhi customers Construction set to start on Australia’s first lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant UK Ford Mustang Mach-E Buyers Get Big Charging Boost Via BP Pulse Network Solar power’s future could soon be overshadowed Why a managed shift away from fossil fuels is essential and urgent. Including for petrostates. Dangerous narratives and climate migration IEA releases India Energy Outlook 2021 report Could an environmental inspector’s criticisms accelerate China’s climate policies? IEEFA Indonesia: Switching coal plants to PLN’s biomass cofiring plan is no magic bullet ‘A big promise’: Biden’s climate spending pledge faces early test Japanese trading firms rethinking fossil fuel investments as global decarbonization push grows World’s largest offshore wind farm planned for South Korean waters Money down for hydrogen hopes in Victoria’s hottest and driest region Rooftop solar booming in Hawaii as utility launches ‘Quick Connect’ Carbon capture technology has been around for decades — here’s why it hasn’t taken off Electric Car Charging As Fast As Gasoline Is The Aim, But Barriers Remain Floating solar panels on 1% of reservoirs ‘could double’ Africa’s hydropower capacity Scientists say world’s huge ice loss is speeding up New York Times: Electric Cars Are Cheaper & Cleaner JinkoSolar Begins Construction On 20 Gigawatt Solar Cell Factory Asia Pacific to reduce cost of front-of-the-meter battery storage by 30% Reformed trade rules can help to save the climate Science warns world of ‘ghastly’ future ahead Kerry climate team begins to take shape Australia not among 50 countries vowing to protect 30 per cent of land and sea by 2030 Investors pressure HSBC to take stronger action to phase out coal financing Morgan Stanley takes stake in SolMicroGrid in a nod toward Energy-as-a-Service model

GoodFuels supports EU’s RED II

GoodFuels has added its backing to the RED II initiative saying it was in favour of directives that stimulate renewables over fossil fuels.

Johannes Schürmann, of GoodFuels, says his company thinks it is a forward-looking initiative.

The European Commission revealed its Clean Energy for all Europeans Initiative a few years back. As part of its package, the Commission adopted a legislative proposal for a recast of the Renewable Energy Directive, RED II.

In Red II, the EU target for renewable power sources consumption by 2030 has been elevated to 32%.

Schürmann mentioned: To begin with, a large EU directive reveals the willingness to make a transition to renewable power. It additionally provides every member state the identical targets, which creates a level playing field among the many different member states.

“When inspecting the transportation fuels part of RED-II in more detail, there are additionally optimistic sides; the clear distinction between different feedstocks (conventional versus advanced), a minimal CO2 discount threshold for brand new build biofuel crops, and opt-ins for sectors that rely on liquid fuels like aviation and maritime.”

Altogether, one might argue that RED-II seems to be a more refined and developed directive in comparison with present RED standards.”

Nonetheless, he mentioned there have been guidelines and targets that may very well be clearer and more ambitious.

One instance is the height of the renewable power in transport target, which is at present set on 14% in 2030. If and when this directive is revised, I’d be in favour of accelerating this number.

Subsequent to the rise of the peak in renewable transport, we make a tough plea for capitalising on aviation and maritime opt-ins followed by fundamental separate mandates for these two key transport segments for which superior biofuels is, without doubt, one of the few choices out there to decarbonise.

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *