Malaysian Minister of Foreign Affairs Urges EU Leaders to Block Commission’s Action against Palm Oil

STATEMENT BY DATO’ SAIFUDDIN ABDULLAH MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS ON EUROPEAN UNION’S DELEGATED ACT OF MARCH 13 2019 ON THE USE OF PALM OIL IN BIOFUELS

The Malaysian Government strongly opposes the Delegated Act published by the European Commission that classifies palm oil as “high risk”.

The Delegated Act drafting and feedback process are flawed from the beginning. The EU’s claim that the Delegated Act is based on calculating the … Read More

STATEMENT BY TERESA KOK, MINISTER OF PRIMARY INDUSTRIES MALAYSIA, ON THE EUROPEAN UNION’S DELEGATED ACT OF MARCH 13 2019 ON THE USE OF PALM OIL IN BIOFUEL

STATEMENT BY TERESA KOK, MINISTER OF PRIMARY INDUSTRIES MALAYSIA, ON THE EUROPEAN UNION’S DELEGATED ACT OF MARCH 13 2019 ON THE USE OF PALM OIL IN BIOFUEL

“Entire Delegated Act process has been based on the politics of protectionism.”

I oppose entirely the decision adopted by the European Commission on Wednesday where palm oil is classified as “high risk”. Palm oil producing countries, including Malaysia, have consistently outlined the facts … Read More

New Research Confirms ILUC is Not A Proper Basis for Regulating Palm Oil Biofuels

Kuala Lumpur (4 March 2019) – A new research Paper, authored by experts from Copenhagen Economics, debunks the European Commission’s latest attempt to regulate the EU biofuels market. The Commission’s recently-published Delegated Act claims to determine “High and low Indirect Land-Use Change (ILUC) – risks biofuels, bioliquids and biomass fuels” under the Renewable Energy Directive (RED), but in reality, the goal is to ban Palm Oil Biofuels from the … Read More