18 May '12, 11pm

Palm oil industry hires lobbying powerhouse to overturn EPA ruling on biofuels

Palm oil is a major driver of peatlands destruction in Indonesian Borneo, finds new study (04/27/2012) Developers in Indonesian Borneo are increasingly converting carbon-dense peatlands for oil palm plantations, driving deforestation and boosting greenhouse gas emissions, reports a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . The research concludes that nearly all unprotected forests in Ketapang District in West Kalimantan will be gone by 2020 given current trends. Emissions from palm oil biodiesel highest of major biofuels, says EU (01/30/2012) Greenhouse gas emissions from palm oil-based biodiesel are the highest among major biofuels when the effects of deforestation and peatlands degradation are considered, according to calculations by the European Commission. The emissions estimates, which haven't been officially released, have important imp...

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