Global Renewable Fuels Alliance

(TORONTO) Today, Bliss Baker, the President of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA), called on G20 leaders to build on the historic international cooperation achieved in 2016 with the ratification of the first binding climate agreement, the Paris Accord reached at COP21.

“The global community must scale up the ambitiousness of policies to reduce emissions in the transport sector if they hope to achieve the targ…

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(TORONTO) Today the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA), in cooperation with F.O. Licht, released its Annual Global Ethanol Production Forecast showing continued resilience in the sector. The GRFA forecasts the global ethanol sector will remain strong in 2017, with total production peaking at 97.80 billion litres this year. This latest global forecast continues the trend of incremental annual ethanol production gr…

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(TORONTO) Today, Bliss Baker, the President of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA), called on negotiators participating in high-level events now underway at COP22 to seize the opportunities presented by biofuels to support the global transition to a low-carbon transport sector. Baker noted that biofuels like ethanol have been proven to reduce GHG emissions from 40 percent to 90 percent in comparison to fossil…

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WHAT: “Bioethanol: A renewable, low carbon energy source ready to use!”

WHO: Hosted by UNICA – the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association

WHEN: Monday, November 14th at 13H40 (WET)

WHERE: Brazilian Pavilion in COP 22 – Marrakech, Morocco

The event will help to inform negotiations at the conference by providing policymakers with background on the potential of bioethanol to support the transition to a low-carbon glob…

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(Toronto) Today, Bliss Baker, the President of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA), celebrated the entry into force of the Paris Agreement reached at COP21. The agreement, signed by nearly 200 countries, is the first enforceable accord setting targets to curb global carbon emissions and limit global warming to no more than 2C above pre-industrial levels.

“Today’s legally binding agreement is a historic first an…

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(TORONTO) Today, Bliss Baker, the President of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA), called on G20 countries to demonstrate leadership by taking immediate action to reduce GHG emissions in response to recent reports showing that global temperature rise has been accelerating at much higher rates than were anticipated in negotiating the Paris Agreement reached at COP21. The primary objective of the Paris Agreemen…

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(Toronto) Today, Bliss Baker, the President of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA), celebrated the passage of the Paris Agreement reached at COP21. The two implementation requirements of the agreement have now been fulfilled; being ratified by at least 55 countries, as well as by countries accounting for 55 percent of global emissions. The agreement will now enter into force on November 4, at which point it be…

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(Toronto) The President of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA), Bliss Baker, today released the following statement in recognition of 62 parties to the COP21 convention ratifying the agreement, accounting for over 50% of total global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

“The GRFA is extremely encouraged by the momentum towards the implementation of the COP21 agreement.”

“With 62 countries representing over 50% of g…

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(TORONTO) Today, Bliss Baker, the President of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA), reacted to global temperature analyses released by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) that showed 2016 is on track to overtake 2014 and 2015 as the hottest year ever recorded. Recent data from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has shown upward trends in both average global…

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(TORONTO) A new report, titled Reconciling Food Security and Bioenergy: Priorities for Action, challenges previous studies that blame biofuels for food insecurity for relying on “faulty”, “questionable” and “subjective” assumptions to reach their conclusions.

Published in the journal Global Change Biology – Bioenergy, the report stresses that “good science is essential to inform decisions” and that the simplistic glo…

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