Biofuel Subsidy Estimation: Stakeholder Invitation

In consultation with stakeholders from the public and private sector, the Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) intends to develop a White Paper on best practices to identify and measure subsidies to biofuels in the European Union. The GSI is now calling for written submissions from stakeholders with regard to their position on identifying and measuring biofuel subsidies.

Biofuel Costs and Benefits in France

This report evaluates some of the principal issues associated with France’s biofuels industry, including support policies, employment creation, emissions abatement, and the role of biofuels and other renewable technologies in meeting EU renewable energy targets.

Cost-Effectiveness Assessments

This series of reports provides cost-effectiveness assessments of biofuel policies in the EU and a range of EU countries.

Biofuel costs and benefits in Spain

This report evaluates some of the principal issues associated with Spain’s biofuels industry, support policies, employment creation, emission abatement and the role of biofuels and other renewable transport technologies in meeting EU renewable energy targets.

EU biofuel policy and palm oil

The report seeks to address one of the blind spots in the biofuel policy making, namely the increased use of palm oil in biodiesel produced and consumed in the European Union. According to Oil World data, the EU biofuels industry has increased its use of palm oil as biodiesel feedstock by 365 per cent over 2006–2012, from 0.4 to 1.9 million tonnes per year. The additional demand can be linked primarily to the growth in biodiesel production stimulated by government policies during the same period.

Addendum to Biofuels–At What Cost? A review of costs and benefits of EU biofuel policies

The Global Subsidies Initiative has published an addendum to the report Biofuels–At What Cost? A review of costs and benefits of EU biofuel policies.

CORRECTION: IISD report on biofuels in the European Union revises estimate of excise tax emptions

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has revised down its estimate of the subsidies the European Union member states provide to the biofuels sector.

A Review of Projected Biofuel Prices for the United Kingdom

This study conducts an ex-post analysis to assess a selection of key data relating to the use of the UK’s Department for Transports (DfT) FQD model. The FQD model projects future biofuel prices based on a number of input assumptions relating to fossil-fuel prices (petrol and diesel) and the operational costs (OPEX) of biofuel producing refineries (principally input costs relating to the use of biofeedstocks). This study emphasizes the uncertainty under which policy makers must operate when developing biofuel price projections.

GSI Event: Uneven Returns? The Economics of the European Biofuels Policy

STRASBOURG—17 April—a breakfast event was held at the European Parliament Members' Salon on the costs and benefits of EU biofuel policies.

Biofuels—At What Cost? A review of costs and benefits of EU biofuel policies

This study provides a comprehensive overview of economic and non-economic costs and benefits of the EU, quantifying them where possible using estimates available from public accounts, state-of-the-art literature and author calculations.

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