Friends of the Earth’s blog is a staff-run blog that provides policy analysis, insight and commentary about the environment and other progressive issues, advances our campaigns, and builds momentum for a healthy and just world.

Technology Assessment in Copenhagen

Dec. 11, 2009 / Posted by: IIlluminato / Categories: Blog

Our Health and Environment Campaigner, Ian Illuminato, will be joining the rest of our team in Copenhagen on December 13. Ian’s mandate during the negotiations will involve lobbying for stricter assessment of risky technologies, which are be...

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Copenhagen Day 5: Friday, December 11

Dec. 11, 2009 / Posted by: AKitlas / Categories: Blog

Day 5: Friday, December 11 A quiet day, considering the fervor of emotions from the beginning of the week. However, Kate was on Democracy Now with Amy Goodman to talk about what targets really mean and the climate debt we owe developing countries....

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Report from Copenhagen: Fourth Day of Negotiations

Dec. 11, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

By Karen Orenstein (cross-posted from Open Left) Over the last day in Copenhagen, heated debates and surely thousands of conversations here in the conference center have focused on what the legal outcome of the climate negotiations should be -- an...

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The Blend Wall: More Ethanol in Your Tank?

Dec. 10, 2009 / Posted by: CDAngelo / Categories: Blog

The Blend Wall is the amount of ethanol that is allowed to be blended into a gallon of gasoline. Currently, this is limited to 10% of a gallon of fuel. The reason for this limit is because EPA must certify the safety of fuels in order to be legall...

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Biodiesel Subsidies Up for Renewal

Dec. 10, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Biodiesel currently received a $1.00 per gallon subsidy when blended into diesel fuel. This subsidy is through a tax credit, which is to expire at the end of 2009. This credit is given irrespective of the impact that this fuel is having on the env...

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Copenhagen Day 4: Thursday, December 10

Dec. 10, 2009 / Posted by: AKitlas / Categories: Blog

Day 4: Thursday, December 10 Today, President Obama accepted his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo Norway. And the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance has responded with a powerful letter addressed to President Obama. They write:

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