IEEP in the press in 2014
Selcted press coverage on Agriculture and land management
- Debate on post-2020 CAP must start now, conference told Agra Europe - December 11
- Agri - tech fund seeks to drive sustainability Horticulture week - 31 October
Allan Buckwell was quoted on environmnetal standards in farming
- Rise report - sustainable intensification of European agriculture Scope newsletter - October 12
- Defra delays biodiversity offsetting ENDS Report - May
- Make biodiversity offsets mandatory, EC told ENDS Europe - April 4
Biodiversity offsetting must be mandatory for all activities that cause significant damage to the natural environment and ecosystem services if the EU is to meet its biodiversity target, says a study for the European Commission.
- Owen Paterson to press ahead with contentious 'biodiversity offsetting' Guardian - March 11
The UK Environment Secretary is set to announce plans to allow biodiversity offsetting. Pilot studies remain incomplete and evidence from similar studies in other countries is inconclusive. An IEEP paper highlights that “measuring biodiversity is almost impossible to do accurately and is prohibitively expensive”, leading to a “net loss of biodiversity”.
- EU's new gas funding incompatible with CO2 targets Anadolu Agency, Energy news terminal - November 5
Martin Nesbit was quoted on EU’s energy targets for 2030
- Do carbon taxes just feed the beast? Bloomberg View - October 1
IEEP's study on international experiences with ETR was used extensively by Bloomberg View in a series of articles on carbon taxes
- Carbon taxes don't kill jobs Bloomberg View - September 30th
- Climate march, climate summit, climate tax? Bloomberg View - September 29
- Bioenergy push needs land ‘three times the size of the UK’ Euractiv - May 25
- EU woodchip energy plan unsustainable, studies Agrafacts - May 23
- EU bioenergy plans for 2030 not sustainable - studies AgraEurope - May 21
- New warning over bioenergy’s sustainability ENDS Europe - May 21
- Muddled EU climate policies are threatening to push pioneering waste-to-fuel companies away from the continent The Financial Times - April 26
- Biokraftstoffe aus Abfällen: Europas Müll könnte zwölf Prozent des Spritbedarfs decken Der Spiegel - February 26
- Biobrandstof uit afval kan 16 procent van EU-wegtransport aandrijven Knack.be - February 26
- Fuels from waste could power 16 per cent of EU road transport BusinessGreen - February 26
- Biofuels made from rubbish 'could power 16% of EU road transport Guardian - February 26
- EU policy gap choking off next generation green fuel-industry Reuters, Brussels – February 26
Research, published on Wednesday, by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and the NNFCC, and independently reviewed by IEEP’s David Baldock, Ben Allen and Bettina Kretschmer, found the next generation of sustainable biofuels made from household, agricultural and forestry waste could create 300,000 jobs and cut EU consumption of oil by 37 million tonnes of oil annually by 2030.
- EU2030 renewable energy targets Taz, Germany - January 23
IEEP’s Raphael Sauter spoke to German newspaper Taz about EU2030 renewable energy targets, highlighting the risk of market collapse if the long-term perspective for businesses is overlooked. He proposed that rising electricity costs are due to poorly managed delivery systems not renewable objectives.
- European elections: turning sceptic ENDS Report - February 25
IEEP Director David Baldock gave his views on what May's EU elections could mean for the environment.
Selected press coverage on Water, Marine and Fisheries
- UK's most sustainable fishermen 'must be rewarded' Edie.net - November 25
Stephanie Newman's report for RSPB on Article 17 of the CFP recommending ways to encourage environmentally friendly fishing practices recieved coverage.
- Rewarding sustainable fishermen World fishing and Agriculture - November 25