Global Renewable Fuels Alliance

(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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(TORONTO) Today, Bliss Baker, the President of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA), called on parties to the climate agreement reached at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to take immediate action to significantly reduce carbon emissions from the transportation sector and incorporate increased biofuels blending as part of their national plans. Of the 195 parties that adopted the agreement in Paris, 17…

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An article published in the Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail on May 20th entitled “Where are food costs heading? Try looking at the price of crude” concluded that energy costs are the single biggest factor in global food cost volatility. The author, Carl Mortished, examined a number of factors including the impact of national currency values, weather systems and food staple stockpiling, and found an undeniable “…

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(TORONTO) Today, Bliss Baker, the President of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA), congratulated the 130 countries that took the next step towards implementing the Paris Agreement by formally signing the climate accord at the UN Headquarters in New York. The governments of these countries will now have one year to ratify the accord.

The Paris Agreement will enter into force on the 30th day after the date on w…

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(TORONTO) Today, Bliss Baker, the President of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA), sent letters to the national leaders of 24 countries that highlighted biofuels as part of their Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) plans at the recent Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21).

“These governments deserve support as they look to reduce their national green…

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