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Strategic Decisions on EU Aviation Biofuel Deployment Urgently Required to Overcome Cost Obstacle
March 28, 2017 – 6:39 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online) Despite efficiency improvements and a global agreement to stabilise carbon emissions from international aviation at 2020 levels, due to rapid growth in the sector there is likely to be a gap of 232 million …

Introducing Biochar: Climate Change Solution or Greenwash Nightmare?
March 27, 2017 – 12:18 pm | No Comment

by Steve Horn  (DeSmog) After years of investigating biochar, which promoters have touted as a potential climate change fix, DeSmog is releasing its findings on the science, claims, and controversy surrounding this approach to sequestering carbon.

Biochar is the product of …

Government Policy Action Is Key to the Large-Scale Deployment of Aviation Biofuels, Hears ICAO Seminar
February 24, 2017 – 4:46 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  Although sustainable alternative fuels are key to meeting the aviation sector’s long-term emissions goals, supportive government policies are required to bring these fuels to global deployment. This was a central theme of last …

Opinion: Why ICAO’s Emissions Deal Will Not Make A Difference
October 24, 2016 – 11:19 am | No Comment

by Jens Flottau (Aviation Week)  When the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced in early October that its general assembly had reached agreement on the Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (Corsia), the …

U.S. Signs On to Global Agreement Capping Aviation Emissions
October 18, 2016 – 6:13 pm | No Comment

(OurEnergyPolicy.org)  The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) finalized an agreement to cap the aviation industry’s CO2 emissions at 2020 levels. Due to the cross-border nature of aviation, this sector, which is responsible for 2 percent …

FACT SHEET: 191 Countries Reach a Global Climate Deal for International Aviation
October 7, 2016 – 11:02 am | No Comment

(The White House)  Today, in Montreal, Canada, 191 countries decided to adopt a global market-based measure to reduce carbon emissions from international aviation at the 39th Assembly meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).  …

Can the Aviation Industry Finally Clean up Its Emissions?
September 30, 2016 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

by John Vidal (The Guardian)  With biofuel potential limited and emissions rising, the need for industry to act is urgent. Hopes rest on a global UN carbon offset scheme to be negotiated at the ICAO …

The High-Flown Fantasy of Aviation Biofuels
September 12, 2016 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

by Almuth Ernsting (Biofuelwatch/The Biomass Monitor)  …  As far as Branson and his airline, Virgin Atlantic, were concerned, the flight was indeed no more than a stunt: The “biofuel test flight” burned 95% ordinary kerosene and …

ICAO Carbon Offsetting Scheme Moves a Step Closer to Agreement as Council Releases Final Draft Resolution Text
September 5, 2016 – 10:36 am | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  ICAO’s 36-State governing Council has released final draft text of a Resolution to be put before the UN agency’s triennial Assembly later this month on a global market-based measure (GMBM) aimed at keeping …

A4E Calls on Governments to Support the UN’s Global Scheme to Reduce Airline Carbon Emissions
July 25, 2016 – 5:49 pm | No Comment

(AviationBenefits.org)  Coinciding with the presentation of the European Commission’s “European Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility”, A4E sets out its priorities on environmental policy.

A4E calls on all governments to support the United Nations’ proposed carbon offset scheme …

Persuading Governments to Adopt Global Carbon Scheme Would Be One of IATA’s Greatest Achievements, Says Walsh
June 20, 2016 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  he new Chairman of IATA’s Board of Directors and CEO of International Airlines Group, Willie Walsh, told the media at the conclusion of last week’s AGM in Dublin that he was of “the …

Sufficient Supply of High Quality Carbon Credits and Sustainable Fuels to Meet Aviation CO2 Goals, Finds Study
June 20, 2016 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  A study commissioned by WWF finds airlines could meet most of their carbon-neutral growth (CNG) requirements during the 2020-2035 period even if they focus on buying carbon credits for which there is both …

Carbon Offset Trading – Managing Risk in a Time of Regulatory Uncertainty
October 26, 2015 – 6:27 pm | No Comment

by Joshua Belcher and David McCullough (Sutherland Asbill & Brennan/Biofuels Digest)  Over the past decade, the market for carbon offsets has waxed and waned with the likelihood of a mandatory greenhouse gas reduction program being …

Study Finds a Carbon Gap of 220 Million Tonnes in 2023 Will Require Offsetting by the Airline Industry
October 31, 2014 – 2:07 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online) Even with improvements in aircraft technology, airline efficiencies and operational improvements, together with the introduction of biofuels, there will be a sizeable carbon gap between commercial aviation forecasts and industry targets by 2023, according …

Colonialism and the Green Economy: Villagers Defy Pressure to Forfeit Farms for Carbon-Offset
January 14, 2013 – 6:21 pm | No Comment

by Daniel C Marotta and Jennifer Coute-Marotta  (Truthout)  All names are fictitious as sources requested anonymity out of fear of retaliation. Anonymity and people’s  requests that no pictures be taken were prerequisites for attaining interviews. …

Carbon Offsetting Rather than Emissions Trading Becoming Favoured Route as ICAO Looks towards a Global Scheme
November 8, 2012 – 6:07 pm | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)  As ICAO expert groups continue their work on a global market-based approach to limiting the growth of international aviation emissions, it is beginning to emerge that carbon offsetting, rather than emissions trading, is the …

Carbon Credits Gone Awry: Coolant Companies Raise Output of Harmful Gas
August 9, 2012 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

By Elisabeth Rosenthal and Andrew W. Lehren (The New York Times)  …But where the United Nations envisioned environmental reform, some manufacturers of gases used in air-conditioning and refrigeration saw a lucrative business opportunity.

They quickly figured out that …

KLM Biofuel Flight to Rio Takes off as Innovative Programme Is Launched to Involve Global Corporations in Aviation Biofuels
June 27, 2012 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)  As a KLM Boeing 777-200 was readied for yesterday’s longest-ever commercial biofuel flight from Amsterdam to Rio de Janeiro, KLM and aviation biofuel supplier SkyNRG announced a new programme that will involve global corporations …

Carbon Corner: A New Commodity Futures Contract with a Carbon Twist
March 7, 2011 – 9:31 am | No Comment

by Dawson Williams (Carbon Advisory Services/Biofuels Digest)  …It may be not so long in coming considering the volumes of biotech crops and their lower energy footprints.  Should there be a new commodity contract that captures …

CARBON CORNER: New Carbon Opportunities Coming to Market for Agriculture
November 3, 2010 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

by Dawson Williams and Rick Gilmore (GIC Group/Biofuels Digest)  …The Climate Action Reserve (CAR), which was chartered by state legislation in California in 2001, has just proposed three new agriculture related offset categories, including:  cropland management, …

Paying More for Flights Eases Guilt, Not Emissions
January 4, 2010 – 5:21 pm | No Comment

by Elizabeth Rosenthal (New York Times)  In 2002 Responsible Travel became one of the first travel companies to offer customers the option of buying so-called carbon offsets to counter the planet-warming emissions generated by their …