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EU proposal to rename Palm Oil plantation to forest

 
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kenneal - lagger
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:15 am    Post subject: EU proposal to rename Palm Oil plantation to forest Reply with quote

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EU renewable energy legislation states that 10% of all road transport fuel in the EU will need to be “renewable” by 2020. Unfortunately this means biofuels, many of which are causing rainforest destruction and making climate change worse. Biodiesel from palm oil is one of the worst offenders. Palm oil plantations for food and fuel are the primary cause of rainforest destruction in Indonesia and Malaysia. Biodiesel from palm oil is extremely likely to produce higher greenhouse gas emissions than conventional diesel, thereby making climate change worse not better.

The EU claims that only “sustainable” biofuels will meet the grade and be eligible to count towards the 10% target. However, a leaked draft document from the European Commission shows that it wants to call palm oil plantations “forest” so that razing rainforest to plant oil palm would not count as a change in land use.


Can you all please sign this petition?

http://www.rainforest-rescue.org/protestaktion.php?id=514

Are these people idiots or are they taking backhanders? Backhanders I would think. And we're worried about the few million our MPs have fiddled.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:50 am    Post subject: Re: EU proposal to rename Palm Oil plantation to forest Reply with quote

kenneal wrote:

Can you all please sign this petition?

http://www.rainforest-rescue.org/protestaktion.php?id=514


Will sign with pleasure, this is utterly disgusting, thanks for posting kenneal.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done also.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you also write to your MEP and/or MP as well please?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine's going to be in jail soon.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy Hunt wrote:
Mine's going to be in jail soon.


Come on Andy, where's your public spirit ?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only seven days left to sign my petition against the burning of palm oil in UK power stations. There are quite a few planning applications in for these power stations NOW! Get busy now, please. It only takes a few minutes.

http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/foreignbiofuels/

Thanks to the 215 who have already signed.

Regards

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those cheap little tea-light candles are made of palm oil. There's an anti IKEA campaign wandering around cyberspace on the issue.

So when the lights go out, don't light a candle.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't forget that you haven't signed the petition until you've clicked on the URL in the return email that the Number 10 website send you.
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