Stop the EC from forcing biodiesel from palm oil on EU countries.

MarkiB mark at
Fri Feb 5 22:42:14 GMT 2010

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Subject: Stop the EU Commission from forcing biodiesel from palm oil on EU
Date: Fri,  5 Feb 2010 18:04:24 +0100 (CET)
From: Rettet den Regenwald e.V. <info at>

Dear friends, 

A leaked draft EU document shows that the Commission would like to rename
palm oil plantations as “forest” in order that biodiesel from palm oil
plantations can still meet EU biofuels sustainability criteria. 
Palm oil expansion is a major cause of tropical rainforest destruction and
biodiesel from palm oil can easily cause more greenhouse gas emissions that
the fossil fuel it is meant to replace.
Please email the new energy and environment Commissioners and ask them to
amend this document to give a clear message to member states that biodiesel
from palm oil has no role to play in a sustainable EU energy mix.

The alert can be found at

Many thanks. 

Best regards,

Reinhard Behrend 
Rettet den Regenwald e. V. 
Friedhofsweg 28 
22337 Hamburg
info at

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