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Save the date!We're pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual RSM Sustainability Forum will be held on Friday, 10 April 2015 in the Forumzaal of Erasmus University Rotterdam. Once again the Forum will include the KPMG-RSM Sustainable Master Thesis Award, with special recognition for the sustainable support that KPMG has provided to RSM over the past decade or more.…See More
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Max Havelaar Lecture 29 October 2014 - Will Generation Y make a difference?

The Seventh Max Havelaar Lecture, 'Young *** Fair - Will Generation Y make a difference?' will take place at Erasmus University Rotterdam on 29 October 2014 from 14.00 - 17.00. Sign up and more information. Co-organized by EUR, the…See More
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Lesa Sawahata posted a blog post

Max Havelaar Lecture 29 October 2014 - Will Generation Y make a difference?

The Seventh Max Havelaar Lecture, 'Young *** Fair - Will Generation Y make a difference?' will take place at Erasmus University Rotterdam on 29 October 2014 from 14.00 - 17.00. Sign up and more information. Co-organized by EUR, the…See More
Oct 9

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Bio fuel even worse for the climate than petroleum


The German independent environmetal research institute Umweltinstitut München e.V. has just published a new series of flyers called false friends, criticizing the replacement of fossile fuels by nuclear power, CO2 capture and storage, and so-called agro (or bio) fuels.


The European Union (EU) has set a target that intends to have 20% of their oil consumption replaced by “bio”-diesel by 2020. To achieve this goal the EU has and will continue to pay
farmers 45 euros per hectare for the cultivation of energy crops. But by burning agro fuels more greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere than by burning the same amount of fossile fuels: A more intense agriculture produces additional CO2 emissions because it destroys rain forests, moors and meadows. Even if in the EU itself these sensitive areas are protected, the demand for fuels within the EU will lever out climate protection efforts in developing countries by using a simple trick: Oil palms for the bio fuels will be raised on former soy plantations, and for new soy plantations more rain forest will be cleared.


The Umweltinstitut München has a lot of useful information (some of it also in English) about bio fuels on their website. The flyer false friends which comes in three parts can be viewed here in English:


Part I: nuclear power

Part II: CO2 capture and storage

Part III: agro fuels


The flyers can also be ordered as paper versions here.



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