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Call to Action for a Truly Sustainable Renewable Future
August 8, 2013 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

-Include high octane/high ethanol Regular Grade fuel in EPA Tier 3 regulations.
-Use a dedicated, self-reducing non-renewable carbon user fee to fund renewable energy R&D.
-Start an Apollo-type program to bring New Ideas to sustainable biofuel and …

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Betting on Best Quality: A Comparison of the Quality and Level of Assurance of Sustainability Standards for Biomass, Soy and Palm Oil

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(National Committee of the Netherlands)  This report aims to provide insight in the quality and in the level of assurance of voluntary standard systems (VSS) for biomass, including soy and palm oil in order to help stakeholders “bet on best quality”. The report combines a thorough review by consultancy Proforest of eight existing benchmarking studies covering the ten most commonly used VSS, with additional in-depth analysis and further interpretation by SQ Consult. The result is a comparison of the quality of the ten selected schemes, both in content as well as in their level of assurance. With this report IUCN NL provides companies and policy makers practical information on how to select a good quality system and how to improve the quality and effectiveness of sustainability certification.  READ MORE  Download report

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