20130827 - ECOFYS: Biofuels subsidies significantly lower than previously estimated
In April 2013, a study published by the Global Subsidies Initiative and the International Institute for Sustainable Development stated that biofuels in the EU had received subsidies worth € 9.3 - 10.7 billion in 2011. Commissioned by the German Biofuels Industry (VDB), Ecofys reviewed this study and revealed that the calculated biofuel subsidies were considerably overestimated.


20130620 - Rapport Wereldbank 'Long-Term Drivers of Food Prices'
Volgens een nieuw rapport van de Wereldbank zijn hoge olieprijzen de hoofdoorzaak van de stijging van de voedselprijzen. Het effect van biobrandstoffen op voedselprijzen is niet zo sterk als is gerapporteerd in eerdere studies.


20130613 - Database says level of global 'land grabs' exaggerated, ‘no clear bias towards biofuel crops’
Researchers have released a new version of a database that records global land acquisitions by governments and private investors.